Expedition 46 Preflight

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Expedition 46 Flight Engineer Tim Peake is seen before having his Russian Sokol Suit pressure checked in preparation for launch aboard the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Launch of the Soyuz is scheduled for Dec. 15 and will carry Peake, Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA into orbit to begin a six-month mission onboard the International Space Station. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)