5963684088
November 22, 2018

On November 21, at the 17th site of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in front of the “Cosmonaut” Hotel, a ceremony was held to raise the flags of countries, participating in the “Soyuz MS-11″ international manned launch to the International Space Station.

The main and backup crews of the 58 / 59th long expedition to the ISS took part in the event: Oleg Kononenko, David Saint-Jacques, Anne McClain, Alexander Skvortsov, Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan raised the flags of Russia,USA,Canada and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The flag-raising ceremony is a long-standing tradition, that symbolizes the official launch of the final stage of crew preparation for a manned launch.

The event was attended by representatives of the State Corporation “Roskosmos”, the administration of the city of Baikonur and specialists from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, providing pre-launch crew training.

After the flag-raising ceremony, Alexander Skvortsov, Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan went on a tour of Baikonur, which is traditional for the backup crew.

Walking around the city, whose history is inextricably linked with the names of great people, involved in space exploration, the crew laid flowers at the monument to Yuri Gagarin and paid tribute to the legendary designer Sergey Korolev.

Then Alexander Skvortsov, Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan examined the exposition of the Museum of History of the Baikonur Cosmodrome and got acquainted with the traditions of Kazakhstan, dressed in folk costumes.

At the end of the tour back up crew members left their autographs and memorable inscriptions in the guest book.

4224241440

3502495093

4661800027

2695787940

More from this category:
1389406137
May 5, 2016

Second stage of ExoMars project implementation was shifted from 2018 to July 2020, – Roscosmos press office reports. According to Roscosmos the second ExoMars mission…

full story
3588159003
May 30, 2018

On May 29, 2018, as part of the prelaunch training program, the crews of “Soyuz MS-09” spacecraft conducted open training sessions attended by representatives of…

full story
1482652551
December 7, 2016

Roscosmos specialists started looking for Progress MS-04 cargo vehicle debris that fell in Tuva region. Progress MS-04 cargo vehicle burst on December 1, at the…

full story
9aIHG7i4qLE
September 10, 2014

Preparations works for Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft launch are under way at Baikonur spaceport. On September 10 the specialists started preparing famous # 1 so called…

full story
iss042e274677
May 18, 2018

The launch of the “Soyuz MS” spacecraft on the” Soyuz-2.1a” rocket is scheduled for August 2019. The flight of the ship will pass in unmanned…

full story
cGBa1VSODxU
October 24, 2014

Roscosmos cosmonauts Mukhtar Aimakhanov, Oleg Blinov, Pyotr Dubrov, Sergey Korsakov, Dmitry Petelin, Andrey Fedyayev, Nickolay Tchub and cosmonaut candidate Anna Kikina will be having mountain…

full story
1399202879_1352806845_13.11.2012-3
May 5, 2014

Soyuz-2.1a booster with military satellite was rolled out to the launching pad of Plesetsk spaceport on May 4, 2014, – representative of  Russian Ministry of…

full story
1522077775
October 23, 2018

Ria news October 21, 2018 Today, there is a preliminary schedule which is under discussion now but there are no exact dates. ‘Everything depends on…

full story