September 24, 2019

The State Commission approved the main and backup crews of the spacecraft “Soyuz MS-15”.

In addition, the readiness of the “Soyuz-FG” launch vehicle and ground infrastructure for launching under the International Space Station program was confirmed.

The main crew – Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skrypochka (commander), NASA astronaut Jessica Meir (flight engineer-1) and space flight participant from the UAE Hazza Al Mansouri (flight engineer-2).

The backup crew – Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov, NASA astronaut Thomas Marshburn and space flight participant from the UAE Sultan Al Neyadi.

After the meeting of the State Commission, a pre-launch press conference of the ISS-61/62 / EP-19 main and backup crews will be held.

The launch of the “Soyuz-FG” launch vehicle with the “Soyuz MS-15” spacecraft is scheduled for September 25 at 16:57 (Moscow time).

Docking to the Russian segment of the International Space Station – preliminarily at 22:45 (Moscow time) on September 25th.

Broadcasts of all operations will be available in the Roskosmos community of the “VKontakte” social network.

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