October 9, 2018

Today, on October 9, the “Soyuz-FG” medium-class launch vehicle with the “Soyuz MS-10” spacecraft was removed from the assembly and test building and installed on the launch complex of the site No. 1 “Gagarinsky Start” of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Works according to the program of the first launch day starts.

Tomorrow, on October 10, at the meeting of the State Commission, the crews of “Soyuz MS-10” and ISS-57/58 expedition will be approved, and then the cosmonauts and astronauts will answer journalists’ questions at the pre-launch press conference.

The launch of the “Soyuz-FG” launch vehicle with “Soyuz MS-10” spacecraft with the crew of the next long-term expedition to the International Space Station is scheduled for October 11, 2018 from the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Roskosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague are in the main crew of the ISS-57/58. Their backup is Roskosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques.

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