Final Qualification Training for Expedition 41 Crew Members


Expedition 41 Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev and Flight Engineer Elena Serova of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore, and their backups, Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos and Scott Kelly of NASA, conducted final qualification training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Sept 3. Samokutyaev, Wilmore and Serova are scheduled for a Sept. 26 launch, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft to begin a six-month mission on the International Space Station. Serova will become only the fourth Russian female cosmonaut to fly in space. Kelly and Kornienko are scheduled to launch in March 2015 for a one-year mission on the space station.

Source: NASA Television



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