Skv-Bakn
March 20, 2014
Categories: Baikonur spaceport, GCTC, ISS

New ISS mission crew leaving for the station on March 26 carried out demonstrational training on Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft for the journalists.

Prime crew consisting of Alexander Skvortsov (crew commander), Oleg Artemyev (flight engineer), Stephen Swanson (flight engineer) and back-up crew of Alexander Samokutyayev (crew commander), Elena Serova (flight engineer), Barry Wilmore (flight engineer) carried out the following demonstrational trainings for the journalists: on Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft manual docking with the ISS, vestibular trainings and physical trainings.

The crews also planted the trees on Cosmonauts’ Alley in accordance with the long-standing tradition. It was Yuri Gagarin who was the first to plant the tree on the Cosmonauts’ Alley. This tradition started along with the first manned launches and is carefully followed by the cosmonauts of all generations.

Image credit – Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

More from this category:
ISS-orbit-2
October 16, 2013

Another Station reboost maneuver is planned for October 23, as a result medium altitude of ISS orbit will be increased by almost 1 km, –…

full story
kosmonavt_soyuz
May 30, 2019

The commander of the International Space Station, Oleg Kononenko, and flight engineer Alexey Ovchinin completed the first spacewalk in 2019 under the Russian program, having…

full story
533470_132381533613752_694378370_n
April 4, 2013

In accordance with the ISS flight program station reboost maneuvre was carried out on the 3rd of April, 2013. According to calculations of MCC ballistic-navigational…

full story
Progress2
January 19, 2014

Medium altitude of the ISS orbit was increased by about 2 km with the help of docked with the ISS Progress M-221M cargo vehicle thrusters,…

full story
1042674543
June 18, 2015

Scheduled ISS orbit adjustment aimed to create optimal ballistic conditions for Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft docking with the station will be accomplished on Thursday, – Mission…

full story
photo_03-13-02
March 13, 2019

Today, on March 13, the State Commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome approved the main and backup crews of the “Soyuz MS-12″ spacecraft and confirmed the…

full story
5746242968
February 27, 2019

The final stage of preparation of the “Soyuz MS-12″ spacecraft for the flight to the International Space Station (ISS) began at the Baikonur cosmodrome. In…

full story
1008587548
December 8, 2014

Proton-M booster with Yamal-401 space device will be launched a day earlier: on December 15 instead of December  16, as was planned before, – Roscosmos…

full story