Mission Update from Joe Acaba

The ini­tial goal of approx­i­mate­ly 2.5 years of train­ing is final­ly com­ing to fruition. I am cur­rent­ly in Baikonur, Kaza­khstan per­form­ing final prepa­ra­tions for my May 15 Soyuz launch to the Inter­na­tion­al Space Sta­tion (ISS) where I will be spend­ing 4 months liv­ing and work­ing in space. My crew mates are cos­mo­nauts Gen­nady Padal­ka, a vet­er­an space fly­er dat­ing back to the Mir Space Sta­tion and Sergey Revin, a rook­ie. I am lucky to serve with these gen­tle­men, not only as col­leagues but as friends. When we arrive, we will be greet­ed by Amer­i­can Astro­naut Don Pet­tit, Dutch Astro­naut Andre...

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