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Russia: ISS Expedition crews bid farewell to relatives ahead of launch01:40

Russia: ISS Expedition crews bid farewell to relatives ahead of launch

Russian Federation, Star City
May 19, 2018 at 09:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

The main and backup crews of Expedition 56/57 to the International Space Station (ISS) said goodbye to their families in Star City, Moscow Region, on Saturday, before heading to Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The crews are set to prepare for a launch to the ISS which is planned for June 6.

The main crew of the expedition is made up of Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev, NASA astronaut Serena Maria Aunon-Chancellor and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Alexander Gerst.

The backup crew comprises Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, CSA (Canadian Astronaut Corps) astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain.

The Soyuz MS-09 Mission is expected to run for 187 days.

Earlier, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev shared with journalists the information that the mission crew would arrange an improvised football match on the ISS to mark the 2018 World cup.

Russia: ISS Expedition crews bid farewell to relatives ahead of launch01:40
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The main and backup crews of Expedition 56/57 to the International Space Station (ISS) said goodbye to their families in Star City, Moscow Region, on Saturday, before heading to Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The crews are set to prepare for a launch to the ISS which is planned for June 6.

The main crew of the expedition is made up of Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev, NASA astronaut Serena Maria Aunon-Chancellor and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Alexander Gerst.

The backup crew comprises Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, CSA (Canadian Astronaut Corps) astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain.

The Soyuz MS-09 Mission is expected to run for 187 days.

Earlier, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev shared with journalists the information that the mission crew would arrange an improvised football match on the ISS to mark the 2018 World cup.