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Ann McClain
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Crews of CTS Soyuz MS-12 conducted a check inspection of the spacecraft

March 11, 2019

In accordance with the pre-launch processing plan on March 10 the crews of the upcoming expedition to the ISS conducted the second fit check a check inspection of the launch-ready spacecraft.

After a briefing, the main and the backup crews took their seats in the spacecraft, familiarized themselves with locations of the payloads and equipment in the descent vehicle and the orbital module, checked the operability of various systems, including communications system, in test mode.

The main crew of ISS-59/60 consists of a Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch. Their backups are a Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, an ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, and a NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan.

After the check inspection the crews went to the assembly shop of the RSC Progress affiliate to inspect the launch vehicle Soyuz-FG, which is going to put the crew transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-12 into orbit on March 14, 2019.

Then, following a pre-launch tradition, the crews visited the museum of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, left there their signatures, and then visited the houses where Y.A. Gagarin and S.P. Korolev stayed at Baikonur.

The launch of the Soyuz MS-12 CTS with the crew of the next expedition to the ISS is scheduled for March 14, 2019 from Area No.1 (Gagarins launch pad) of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

 

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