Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency pays tribute at the Kremlin Wall in Moscow, on November 29, 2012 where Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space and other Russian space heroes are interred, on November 29, 2012. The tribute, involving the laying of flowers at the Wall, was part of ceremonial activities that will lead to the launch of Hadfield, Marshburn and Romanenko to the ISS, on December 19.
The Soyuz TMA-07M rocket during liftoff at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 19, 2012.
Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, photographed by astronaut Chris Hadfield, aboard the ISS, on February 26, 2013.
The moon is pictured above Earth in this photo courtesy of Col. Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency.