After passing the theoretical exams, the ISS crew started practical tests on simulators.
The commander of the “Soyuz MS” spacecraft Alexey Ovchinin successfully passed the exam on a specialized simulator “Teleoperator”, the purpose of which is to work out the modes of manual telecontrol of the approach and docking from the ISS of the transport cargo ship”Progress MS”.
And today, the ISS crew members-Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague passed the exam on the “Don-Soyuz” specialized simulator, where one of the main elements of the crew’s practical training for the flight takes place.
This simulator is designed to develop and maintain the skills of astronauts and cosmonauts to manually control a manned transport vehicle and its systems when performing approach, overflight, docking and undocking with the International space station.
Competent cooperation, as well as the knowledge and skills, performed by the crew in the process of long-term training, allowed Alexey Ovchinin and Nick Hague to confidently perform all the tasks, received in the exam ticket.
The examination commission noted the coordinated work of the crew, assessing its actions as “excellent”.