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

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.


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

This article appeared in the November 2013 issue of RocketSTEM.
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