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Wisconsin’s NASA astronaut is preparing for his fourth flight to the International Space Station, a six-month Soyuz flight in 2016, but as he prepares, he’s training others for orbital flight.


Col. Jeffrey Williams has logged almost a year in space on three flights since 2000. But he’s also focusing on getting other astronauts and cosmonauts from Japan, Russia, Canada and half a dozen European nations ready for a Soyuz mission.

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