photo_03-13-02
March 13, 2019

Today, on March 13, the State Commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome approved the main and backup crews of the “Soyuz MS-12″ spacecraft and confirmed the readiness of the “Soyuz-FG / Soyuz MS-12″ rocket-space complex and the ground infrastructure to the launch according to the International Space Station (ISS) program.

The main crew – Roskosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin (crew commander), NASA astronauts Nick Hague (flight engineer) and Christina Koch (flight engineer-2).

The backup crew – Roskosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan.

At the end of the State Commission meeting, members of the main and backup crews answered questions from Russian and foreign journalists and told about the plans for the upcoming expedition at a traditional pre-flight press conference.

The launch of the “Soyuz MS-12″ spacecraft with the crew of the next long expedition to the ISS is scheduled for March 14, 2019 from site № 1 (Gagarinsky Start) of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

photo_03-13-01

photo_03-13-10

More from this category:
Earth_nice-1024x640
September 2, 2013

“Multisided space” photo exhibition winners were awarded at MAKS-2013 airshow on Saturday for their contribution to cosmonautics and aviation progress, the organizator of international Airshow…

full story
M-21M
June 3, 2014

Progress M-21M cargo vehicle will be undocked from the ISS and sank in the Pacific Ocean on June 9, – MCC representative reported. “The vehicle…

full story
20190624.iss
June 24, 2019

The work of the 59th long expedition is being completed at the International Space Station (ISS). The crew members of the “Soyuz MS-11″ spacecraft –…

full story
603741921
May 5, 2014

Luxembourg SES Company plans to launch telecommunication satellite from Baikonur spaceport according to the plan, Yves Feltes Company press-office representative reported. Satellites designed for Luxembourg…

full story
svetlana-savitskaya-43408131
July 25, 2014

Today is the 30th anniversary of the first space walk performed by a woman. It was Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya, a former Soviet aviator and cosmonaut…

full story
1476265900
September 7, 2016

Aspokesman to the Mission Control Center reported that the Soyuz TMA-20M space vehicle’s reentry capsule with three crewmembers of the International Space Station has successfully…

full story
DSC_0084_новый размер
September 14, 2016

Dear friends! Now you have an outstanding opportunity to witness such great historical event as Soyuz spacecraft launch. Take your chance to see international crew…

full story
P8Qleh6K1LE
November 26, 2015

According to the ISS flight schedule station orbit was adjusted on November 25, 2015, to provide for future short 4-orbit docking of Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft…

full story