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September 25, 2014

Yesterday the Meeting of State Commission headed by Oleg Ostapenko took place at # 17 pad of Baikonur spaceport in “Cosmonaut” complex. State Commission approved the following composition of  Soyuz TMA-14M manned spacecraft main crewas:  crew commander – Alexander Samokutyayev ( Roscosmos), first flight engineer – Elena Serova ( Roscosmos), second flight engineer Barry Wilmore (NASA). The back-up crew comprises crew commander Gennady Padalka (Roscosmos), first flight engineer Mikhail Korniyenko (Roscosmos), second flight engineer – Scott Kelly (NASA).

After the meeting preflight press-conference with ISS-41/42 main and back up crews took place. Cosmonauts and astronauts answered the journalists’ questions about their preflight preparations and told how they feel before the space mission.

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