Photo: Traditional Pre-Launch Ceremonies, Baikonur

The crew of Soyuz MS-05 – Commander Sergey Ryazansky and Flight Engineers Randy Bresnik and Paolo Nespoli – participate in the traditional flag-raising ceremony at the Baikonur Cosmodrome as they enter the final days of preparation for their July 28 liftoff to the International Space Station. Backup crew members Aleksandr Misurkin, Mark Vande Hei and Norishige Kanai completed the traditional visit to the Cosmodrome Museum.

All Photos: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center