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The Expedition 41/42 Soyuz Spacecraft and Crew are Prepared for Launch

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft was encapsulated into the third stage of its Soyuz booster rocket Sept. 19 as preparations continued for the Sept. 26 launch of Expedition 41/42 Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Elena Serova of Roscosmos to the International Space Station. The trio also conducted their final fit check dress rehearsal in their Soyuz craft Sept. 21 for a mission in which they will spend five and a half months on the orbital laboratory.