This week's picture from a series of unique pictures from the Flight International spaceflight archive, which goes back to the very beginning of the space age, is below.

Cosmonauts W445

Can you identify the cosmonauts and can you tell us where the photo was taken? Do you know why the men have adopted the lotus position?

Tell us your thoughts and send us your own amusing caption by emailing Rob Coppinger, Flight International's space reporter.  Answers and winning caption will be published next week.

Last week's image

Space Archive 10 Mar 06 W445
"Nice cockpit but where does the cheese board go?"

This picture above shows a mock-up of the now-cancelled 19t (41,800lb) European Hermès Spaceplane's cockpit. Designed in the 1980s by the European Space Agency, it was officially cancelled in the early 1990s. Hermès was to be launched by an Ariane-5 launcher, carry a three-person crew with 2,725kg payload. The Hermès was for transferring crews and equipment to space stations, servicing unpiloted platforms and repairing satellites in orbit. Hermès was also intended to put scientific experiments in orbit during unpiloted flights.

Source: Flight International