August 3, 2015
Categories: ESA, ISS, Roscosmos, Russia, Soyuz

Roscosmos approved main and back-up crew of Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft to be launched to the ISS from Baikonur in September 2015.
The main crew comprises Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Volkov (Soyuz TMA-18M crew commander), ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen (flight engineer) and KazKosmos cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov.
The back-up crew includes Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripohka, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesque and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopiev. At the present time the crews finish their preflight preparation training.
The launch is scheduled for September 2.

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