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March 17, 2015

On March 14 ISS-42/44 mission main (Gennady Padalka, Roscosmos; Mikhail Korniyenko, Roscosmos; Scott Kelly, NASA) and back-up (Alexey Ovchinin, Roscosmos; Sergey Volkov, Roscosmos; Jeffrey Williams, NASA) crews left for Baikonur from Chkalovsky airfield onboard special charters. In several hours the aircrafts successfully landed at Krainiy airfield not far from Baikonur where the cosmonauts will pass their final preparation trainings before the flight.

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March 10, 2015

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka expects to set up a new record spending 1000 days on the orbit, as he told the journalists at press-conference taking place in Star City on Friday.

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March 4, 2015

Today the Head of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre Yuri Lonchakov celebrates his 50th Birthday. Yuri Lonchakov devoted many years of his life to space exploration. His efforts, courage, sense of purpose and love for his motherland helped him to become the cosmonaut and succeed in this profession.

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February 24, 2015

Last week main and back-up crews of ISS-43/44 mission started passing exams. The main crew comprises Roscosmos cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, the back-up crew – Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Geffrey Williams.

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January 26, 2015

From January 19 up to February 9, 2015 GCTC is conducting winter survival trainings for future ISS mission crews.

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January 20, 2015

British singer Sarah Brightman will pass survival trainings in a near-Moscow forest on January 23, - GCTC press office reported.

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January 20, 2015

On Monday, January 19, space flight participant Sarah Brightman who will be a crew member of Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft started her training in Gagarin Cosmonaut training Centre.

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January 12, 2015

Japanese entrepreneur Satoshi Takamatsu to be Sarah Brightman back-up crew member will start training in Star City late this month.

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December 18, 2014

Japanese citizen Satoshi Takamatsu approved to be the next space tourist Sarah Brightman's back-up cosmonaut, - Roscosmos representative reported.

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December 18, 2014

Cosmonaut candidate Anna Kikina gained test cosmonaut qualification, - Roscosmos reports.

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