ISS-64 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Sergey Ryzhikov
Flight engineers:
Sergey Kud-Sverchkov
Kathleen Rubins
Michael Hopkins
Victor Glover
Shannon Walker
Soichi Noguchi



Tea-Drinking with the Soyuz MS-16 crew

March 3, 2020

The management of RSC Energia headed by General Director Nikolai Sevastianov met with crews of the Soyuz MS-16 manned transport spacecraft: the prime crew consisting of Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Wagner, Chris Cassidy and the backup crew consisting of Sergei Ryzhikov, Andrei Babkin, Stephen Bowen resuming a tea-drinking tradition at the Corporation before the flight.

Nikolai Sevastianov greeted the crew and said that the launch of the Soyuz MS-16 manned transport spacecraft scheduled for April 9, would take place from Site No. 31 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome from which on August 22, 2019 the Fedor robot was launched to the ISS. General Director said that the launch vehicle and the spacecraft are processed nominally, he wished the crew to pass examinations successfully and be ready for the flight. Deputy General Director, Head of the Baikonur branch Leonid Baranov told about preparations at the cosmodrome: The Soyuz manned transport spacecraft passed integrated tests, everything is ready for meeting the crew on March 24 and the further preflight spacecraft processing.

Anatoly Ivanishin expressed gratitude from the crew to the Corporation management for wishes and resuming the tea-drinking tradition before the flight, noting that it is very pleasant and useful to meet those who are engaged in the spacecraft processing, putting all their knowledge and soul into it.

Nikolai Sevastianov presented cosmonauts with souvenirs with symbols of the Corporation, and the prime crew was given a medal with the image of the Soyuz spacecraft on which on April 9 the flight to the International Space Station will be performed.





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