August 27, 2014

At the present time RSC Energia specialists are conducting Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft leak tests in 2b integration building of #2 launchpad.

At the same time Yuzhny Space Centre specialists started preparing filling area equipment to fill Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft propulsion system with propellant component and pressurized gas.

The launch of Soyuz-FG booster with Soyuz TMA-14M manned spacecraft with 41/42 ISS mission crew onboard is scheduled for September 26.

Currently the main and back-up crews comprising Alexander Samokutyayev (Roscosmos), Elena Serova (Roscosmos), Barry Wilmore (NASA), Gennady Padalka ( Roscosmos),  Mikhail Korniyenko ( Roscosmos) and Scott Kelly (NASA) are passing preflight trainings in accordance with this program.

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