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International Space Station Imagery
Astronaut Michael Foale, Lead Flight Surgeon Terry Taddeo and astronaut Leroy Chiao
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JSC2004-E-22850 (30 April 2004) --- Astronaut C. Michael Foale (center), Expedition 8 commander and NASA ISS science officer, begins to acclimate to gravity in his reclining chair with Lead Flight Surgeon Terry Taddeo (left) and Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao (right). Foale, cosmonaut Alexander Y. Kaleri, flight engineer and Soyuz commander representing Russia’s Federal Space Agency, and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andre Kuipers of the Netherlands, returned to Earth on April 30, 2004 in their Soyuz TMA-3 capsule, landing in north central Kazakhstan after undocking from the International Space Station (ISS). Foale and Kaleri spent 195 days in space, while Kuipers spent 11 days in space, conducting research under a commercial agreement between ESA and the Russian Federal Space Agency.

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