ISS-65 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Akihiko Hoshide

Flight engineers:
leg Novitskiy
Petr Dubrov
Mark Vande Hei
Robert Shane Kimbrough
Megan McArthur
Tomas Pesquet



Roscosmos. Soyuz MS-16 crews confirmed

April 8, 2020

The State Commission for conducting flight tests of manned space systems chaired by the general director of the State Corporation Roscosmos has approved the primary and backup crews of Soyuz MS-16. In addition to this, the readiness of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle and the ground infrastructure for the launch under the International Space Station program has been confirmed.

The primary crew consists of: Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy, the backup crew consists of cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Babkin, astronaut Stephen Bowen.

After the session of the State Commission, a pre-launch online news conference of the primary and the backup crews was held, which is available in the section Online Broadcasts.

The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle carrying the manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-16 is scheduled for April 9, 2020 at 11:05:06 Moscow Time.


Primary crew
Left to right: Christopher Cassidy, Anatoly Ivanishin, Ivan Vagner

Backup crew
Left to right: Stephen Bowen, Sergei Ryzhikov, Andrei Babkin



July 21, 2021
LV Proton-M with MLM Nauka is launched
June 30, 2021
LV Soyuz-2.1a with SC Progress MS-17 is launched



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