Expedition 37 Crew Depart for Baikonur Launch Site

Expedition 37/38 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins and their backups, Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos and Steve Swanson of NASA participated in traditional ceremonies at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow on Sept. 13. Afterward, they departed for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to complete their training for the launch of Kotov, Hopkins and Ryazanskiy to the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft on Sept. 26, Kazakh time. After arriving in Baikonur, they are scheduled to conduct a series of prelaunch activities over the next two weeks as they prepare for liftoff to the orbital outpost.

Source: NASA Television

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