Expedition 34 Preflight

Observing one of many Star City traditions, Chris Hadfield signs the door to his room shortly before departing for launch. Notice the accompanying signature of previous resident Aki Hoshide, who flew to the station in July 2012 and returned to Earth last month. Photo Credit: NASA

Expedition 34/35 Flight Engineer and Expedition 35 ISS Commander Chris Hadfield, of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), performs the traditional door signing before he and fellow cremates, Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn, and Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko depart the Cosmonaut Hotel for their Soyuz launch to the International Space Station on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Launch of the Soyuz rocket will send Hadfield, Romanenko and Marshburn on a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Photo Credit: (NASA/Carla Cioffi)

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