New Expedition 37 Crew Undergo Final Qualification Space Training


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, conducted final Soyuz spacecraft and ISS Russian Segment qualification training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, on Sept. 3 and 4. The crew members are scheduled to fly to their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sept. 13 to prepare for the Sept. 26 liftoff, Kazakh time, of Kotov, Ryazanskiy and Hopkins in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft to the International Space Station. The footage also includes comments by Sergei Krikalev, Director, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

Source: NASA Television



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