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Looking out from the International Space Station toward the aft docking port. Credit: NASA

Astronaut Karen Nyberg (@AstroKarenN) posted this photo on Oct. 28 along with the following on twitter: “W/ departure of #ATV4, aft docking port empty. We move our Soyuz there Fri making room for @AstroRM & @Astro_Wakata pic.twitter.com/lpatsjbAoA.

Two days later she followed that with another tweet: “Up early to suit up, get in Soyuz, undock from MRM1 nadir & fly around to dock at SM aft. Making parking spot for @AstroRM & @Astro_Wakata.”

Earlier in the month the Expedition 37 crew members posed for an in-flight crew portrait in the Kibo laboratory. Pictured below (clockwise from lower left) are Fyodor Yurchikhin, Sergey Ryazanskiy, Karen Nyberg, Oleg Kotov, Luca Parmitano and Michael Hopkins.

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The crew of Expedition 37 aboard the ISS. Credit: NASA

This article appeared in the November 2013 issue of RocketSTEM.
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