This picture of NGC 3521 (the Bubble galaxy) was selected as the backdrop image for the official ISS Expedition 30 crew portrait. Click here for an portrait of the astronauts that launched aboard the Russian Soyuz TMA-22, November 2011.

This portrait features (seated in the front row from left to right) NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, commander; and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, flight engineer. Behind them are (standing in the back row from left to right) Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin; European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers and NASA astronaut Don Pettit, who serve as flight engineers. Image credit: NASA and International Space Station partners

ISS Expedition 30 Crew Portrait

Featuring the image of NGC 3521 (the Bubble galaxy) as the back drop.

Expedition 30 began with the Soyuz TMA-02M undocking in November 2011. Three new crew members arrived shortly thereafter on Soyuz TMA-03M.
Soyuz TMA-22
Crew: Dan Burbank, Anatoly Ivanishin, Anton Shkaplerov
Launch: Nov. 14, 2011
Docking: Nov. 16, 2011
Landing: March 2012
Soyuz TMA-03M
Crew: Oleg Kononenko, Andre Kuipers, Don Pettit
Launch Target: Dec. 26, 2011
Docking: Dec. 28, 2011
Landing: May 2012

Commander Dan Burbank

Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko

Flight Engineer Anatoly Ivanishin

Flight Engineer André Kuipers

Flight Engineer Anton Shkaplerov

Flight Engineer Don Pettit

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