f6WbIxphAks
September 3, 2014

On September 3, 2014 ISS main and back-up crews started complex examination trainings in GCTC.

The back-up crew comprising Roscosmos cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly was the first to start the training on Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft simulator. This crew will go to the ISS in half a year, Korniyenko and Kelly will stay onboard the ISS for a year while Padalka during his half-a-year flight will set a new total time in space record (about 900 days) beating other Russian cosmonaut’s Sergey Krikalyov record.

Crew commander reported to the State Commission including GCTC, RSC Energia and NASA representatives about the readiness for the training and got the card. Then the cosmonauts took their seats in Soyuz simulator and the exam began.

After the back-up crew the main crew including Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyayev and Elena Serova and NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore started passing examinational training on Russian ISS segment.

The cosmonauts also paid attention to the Mass Media answering the journalists’ questions.

Tomorrow, on September 4, the main crew will pass exams on Soyuz simulator and the back-up crew – on Russian ISS segment,

The launch of Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft from Baikonur spaceport is scheduled for September 26.

comments

More from this category:
Turksat 4A
January 16, 2014

On January 16 TurkSat-4A telecommunication satellite manufactured by Japanese company Mitsubishi Electric – МЕLCO was delivered to Baikonur spaceport by AN-124 aircraft of Volga-Dnepr aero…

full story
SHL_1658
January 31, 2014

One-year ISS mission crew stood the test by 20 degrees frost im the forest of Moscow region, – GCTC press-office reports. “In accordance with ISS-43/44…

full story
MpLt3GILedU
May 13, 2014

Preparation works for the launch of Proton-M booster with Russian direct broadcasting satellite Express-AM4R   are under way at Baikonur spaceport. Recently Khrunichev State Research and…

full story
o_9745432
June 30, 2014

German astronaut Alexander Gerst shaved-off his USA colleagues  Gregory Wiseman and Stephen Swanson working with him onboard the International Space Station. The astronauts made a…

full story
Angaraset
May 27, 2013

The launch of Angara light rocket from Vostochny cosmodrome will take place in 2015, – vice Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at the meeting with…

full story
SHL_6299
February 18, 2016

ISS-47/48 mission main (Alexei Ovchinin, Roscosmos, Oleg Skripochka, Roscosmos, Jeoffrey Williams, NASA) and back-up (Sergey Ryzhikov, Roscosmos, Andrei Borisenko, Roscosmos, Robert Kimbrough, NASA)  crews go…

full story
4HmhEo2g018
January 20, 2015

British singer Sarah Brightman will pass survival trainings in a near-Moscow forest on January 23, – GCTC press office reported. On Friday, from 09.00 up…

full story
eclipse
May 9, 2013

According to RIA Novosti, in response to a request posted by bloggers in social networks, Russian space officials have agreed to adjust the work of…

full story