1042542609
July 3, 2015

Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov was approved for September flight to the ISS.
Earlier Roscosmos official representative Igor Burenkov said that Roscosmos has selected Aimbetov who had already started training in GCTC. At that final decision was to be taken by all ISS program participants.
According to the agreement between the President of Kazakhstan and Russian President on Kazakh citizen participation in the ISS program Aimbetov was approved for the flight.
Roscosmos has selected Aimbetov to take the seat of British singer Sarah Brightman. She was to go to the ISSas a space tourist by refused to take part in the flight for family reasons. Aimbetov who is at the present time 42 years old could go to the ISS in 2009 but Kazahstan postponed his participation in the project because of financing reduction.
The launch of Soyuz TMA-18M is scheduled for September 1, 2015, and will take place from Baikonur spaceport. Apart from Aimbetov the crew will comprise Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Volkov and ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen.

comments

More from this category:
Electro-L
July 16, 2013

Lavochkin Research and Production Association developing second Electro-L meteosat will receive the sample of operational Earth monitoring complex this month. After that specialists will be…

full story
Прогресс
August 28, 2013

Progress centre is developing new Soyuz-5 booster replacing the models used today, – TsSKB-Progress Director General Alexander Kirilin reported on MAKS 2013 International Airshow held…

full story
Aist1
January 24, 2014

The first new generation Aist-2 small satellite is to be created in 2015,  Samara Progress Central Assembly and Design Engineering Bureau reports, who will develop…

full story
1297738175
October 30, 2015

In 2016 Progress rocket and space centre will start manufacturing Soyuz-2.1b boosters against Arianespace order, – Centre General Designer deputy Alexander Storozh said. According to…

full story
MGJmsn8_V1k
November 11, 2014

At 14.00, Moscow time, GCTC TU-134 aircraft with main Soyuz tMA-15M spacecraft crew comprising crew commnder Anton Shkaplerov ( Roscosmos), first flight engineer Samantha Christoforetti…

full story
risunok12
June 18, 2014

On June 16 NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins was officially introduced to GCTC specialists and authorities. The astronaut was appointed to the position of ISS-48/49 flight…

full story
1067591018
June 2, 2015

Japanese space fan Satoshi Takamatsu won’t go to the International Space station on September 1 instead Sarah Brightman who cancelled her flight. Takamatsu has only…

full story
_khKeUezqxk
July 16, 2014

World’s first joint space project uniting different countries started 39 years ago. The ground for Soyuz-Apollo experimental project was laid on 26-27 October, 1970, when…

full story