February 21, 2019
Categories: GCTC, Soyuz

Less than a month is left before the launch of the “Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft.

Yesterday at the GCTC was the second day of complex examination exercises, based on which will be decided to continue preflight crew training at the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Encouraged by the “excellent” grade for the first examination training on the ISS, the main crew of the ISS-59/60 began today the final day of testing on the “Soyuz” spacecraft simulator.

Before taking seats inside the descent vehicle, “Soyuz MS-12” spacecraft commander Alexey Ovchinin, flight engineer-1 Nick Hague and flight engineer-2 Christine Koch answered questions from Russian and foreign journalists, who were interested in how the test day passed yesterday, what the crew will take to the ISS and how they will celebrate holidays on board of the station.

The ship’s commander, Alexey Ovchinin, noted that in addition to personal photographs and things, he would take with him as an indicator of weightlessness a toy dog in a pressure helmet, which was with his crew on October 11, 2018.

After the representatives of mass media wished the cosmonauts and astronauts excellent results on the exam, the head of the GCTC, Hero of the Russian Federation, Honored Test Pilot of the Russian Federation Pavel Vlasov spoke with the journalists.

At the end of exams of the main crew of the ISS-59/60 the commission summarized the results of the second exam day.

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