March 11, 2019

In the morning of March 10, at the site № 254 of the Baikonur cosmodrome in accordance with the pre-launch preparation plan, the main crew (Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch) and the back-up crew (Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan) of the 59 / 60th long expedition to the ISS began a control checkup inspection of the “Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft.

After the introductory briefing, the cosmonauts and astronauts checked the composition and placement of cargo and equipment in the descent vehicle and the living compartment.

Having completed the ship inspection, the crews reported, that there were no claims on the results of the control “fitting” and thanked all the specialists for their work, and then went to the assembly shop of the RSC “Progress” branch.

There, on the platform № 112 of the cosmodrome, cosmonauts and astronauts examined the launch vehicle, which on March 14, 2019 would launch “Soyuz MS-12” into orbit.

According to the pre-launch tradition, the main and backup crews of the ISS-59/60 also visited the Baikonur Cosmodrome Museum, famous for its unique collection of exhibits.

After the visiting of the museum exhibition, which is replenished by cosmonauts from the time of the first manned flights into space, the members of the main crew signed the autographs board, and also left memorable wishes in the guest book.

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