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Russia: ISS Expedition 58/59 crews continue pre-flight training02:37

Russia: ISS Expedition 58/59 crews continue pre-flight training

Russian Federation, Star City
November 14, 2018 at 14:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

The main and backup crews of the Expedition 58/59 to the International Space Station (ISS) continued pre-spaceflight training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City on Wednesday.

The main crew includes Roscosmos pilot Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Ann McClain and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques.

McClain said that the recent Soyuz MS-10 incident "has made the whole team refocus on the importance of every detail."

"We're very confident in this vehicle after the incident. They figured out very quickly what happened, why it happened and how to prevent it happening again," she added.

Kononenko mentioned that the crew have "friendly, working relationships" adding "we don't have any misunderstanding."

The backup crew includes Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano.

Missions to the ISS are set to resume after a booster on the Soyuz MS-10 failed on October 11, forcing the crew to abort their flight.

The next launch date for the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft is scheduled for December 3.

Russia: ISS Expedition 58/59 crews continue pre-flight training02:37
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The main and backup crews of the Expedition 58/59 to the International Space Station (ISS) continued pre-spaceflight training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City on Wednesday.

The main crew includes Roscosmos pilot Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Ann McClain and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques.

McClain said that the recent Soyuz MS-10 incident "has made the whole team refocus on the importance of every detail."

"We're very confident in this vehicle after the incident. They figured out very quickly what happened, why it happened and how to prevent it happening again," she added.

Kononenko mentioned that the crew have "friendly, working relationships" adding "we don't have any misunderstanding."

The backup crew includes Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano.

Missions to the ISS are set to resume after a booster on the Soyuz MS-10 failed on October 11, forcing the crew to abort their flight.

The next launch date for the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft is scheduled for December 3.

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