Expedition 42 crew on the International Space Station shortly after the arrival of three new astronauts on the weightless research centre.
From left: Roscosmos cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Yelena Serova, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Terry Virts and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev.
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