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Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui and his crewmates underwent a two-day final examination through Thursday ahead of their May 27 trip to the International Space Station.

Yui, a 45-year-old flight engineer, commander Oleg Kononenko from the Russian Federal Space Agency and another flight engineer, Kjell Lindgren of NASA, took the exam in a full-size ISS simulator at a training center in the suburbs of Moscow.

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