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Float through the more cluttered and cramped parts of the International Space Station, passing lots of stored equipment - we glimpse a window and then float on along the line of an air pipe and into a dark part of the station towards a docked Soyuz module where we find an astronaut (unidentified) sitting inside the capsule. The hatch is partially closed. At the end of the clip the hatch is pulled open a bit further to reveal a second astronaut (also unidentified). The cameraman says at the start of the clip that it is the 31st October (2001) the day of the Taxi crew's (Soyuz-TM-32) departure. At the end of the clip you can hear the rush of air through the pipes supplying the Soyuz capsule. The crew inside - with Claudie Haigneré in the centre, (directly below the camera) rehearse for the return to Earth. She concentrates - speaking a countdown in Russian with her colleagues Konstantin Kozeyev and Viktor Afanasyev.
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