The Soyuz TMA-13M crew, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst, Roscosmos cosmonaut Max Suraev, and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, in their Soyuz spacecraft that will fly them back to Earth after almost six months on the International Space Station. They tested their Sokol suits and spacecraft a week before their return.
“R-5: Leak check passed. The Soyuz TMA-13M crew is ready for the flight home after a very successful ISS Expedition,” commented Gerst on this image five days before leaving the weightless research laboratory.
On November 10, they experienced the real thing on their way back to Earth.