ISS-64 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Sergey Ryzhikov
Flight engineers:
Sergey Kud-Sverchkov
Kathleen Rubins

leg Novitskiy
Petr Dubrov
Mark Vande Hei
Michael Hopkins
Victor Glover
Shannon Walker
Soichi Noguchi



Designers Inspection of Soyuz MS-18 and Encapsulation of the Fairing

April 2, 2021

At the Baikonur Launch Site the pre-launch processing of manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-18 for launch on April 9 to the International Space Station (ISS) under the ISS-65/66 Expeditions program is in progress.

According to the processing schedule, the specialists from RSC Energia and core enterprises of Roscosmos conducted a designers inspection of Soyuz MS-18, performed processing operations on encapsulation of the fairing, and checked the launch readiness of the spacecraft within the ascent unit.

The prime crew of Soyuz MS-18 consists of commander leg Novitskiy (Roscosmos), flight engineer 1 Petr Dubrov (Roscosmos) and flight engineer 2 Mark Vande Hei (NASA). Their backups are Roscosmos cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov, Oleg Artemiev and NASA astronaut Anne McClain.





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