March 6, 2019

The specialists of the RSC “Energia” at the Baikonur cosmodrome continue to work on the preparation for the flight of the space rocket with the “Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft to the International Space Station.

Preparations for the launch, scheduled for March 14, 2019 from site № 1 (“Gagarinsky Start”), are carried out in the assembly and test facility of the cosmodrome.

In accordance with the preparation schedule on March 6, the author’s inspection of the ship was performed.

In addition, technological operations of the head fairing rolling of the “Soyuz-FG” rocket were performed.

Earlier, on March 4, the spacecraft was docked with the transfer compartment of the launch vehicle.

The main crew of the ISS-59/60 includes Roskosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch.

Their backups are Roskosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan.

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