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Crew Follows Traditional Pre-Launch Path

Expedition 24 Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker, and backup crewmembers Dmitri Kondratyev, Catherine Coleman and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency participated in traditional ceremonies at Red Square in Moscow May 31, 2010, laying flowers at the Kremlin Wall as they paid tribute to iconic Russian officials buried there. The ceremony is part of the traditional activities in advance of their launch June 16 to the International Space Station. Prior to that, they fielded questions from reporters at their training base at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow.
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