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Member of the main crew of the 50/51 expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), US astronaut Peggy Whitson looks on in her space suit at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Baikonur, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS) late on November 17.
The International crew of France's astronaut Thomas Pesquet, Russia's cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky and US astronaut Peggy Whitson are scheduled to blast off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur cosmodrome early on November 18 local time. / AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV        (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
Member of the main crew of the 50/51 expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), US astronaut Peggy Whitson looks on in her space suit at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Baikonur, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS) late on November 17.
The International crew of France's astronaut Thomas Pesquet, Russia's cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky and US astronaut Peggy Whitson are scheduled to blast off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur cosmodrome early on November 18 local time. / AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV        (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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