Next Space Station Crew Trains Outside Moscow


Expedition 47-48 Soyuz Commander Alexey Ovchinin and Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Jeff Williams of NASA and their backups, Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos and Shane Kimbrough of NASA conducted final qualification training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia Feb. 24 and 25. Ovchinin, Williams and Skripochka are scheduled to launch on March 19, Kazakh time, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft for a six-month mission on the International Space Station.

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