Last Space Shuttle expedition to visit International Space Station for the last time departs this week.
The next Soyuz mission, with two Americans and a Russian on board, will blast off from Kazakhstan early Wednesday and head for the International Space Station.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are keeping an eye on the World Cup soccer tournament beginning Friday in South Africa.
Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin (c.) is seen inside of the Soyuz capsule through the porthole, with the reflection of ground personnel pictured in its glass, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on June 4. Yurchikhin, U.S. astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker are scheduled to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) in a Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft on June 15.