Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko joined astronauts Anne McClain from NASA and David Saint-Jacques from the Canadian Space Agency to hold a pre-flight press conference ahead of the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 58/59, in Baikonour on Sunday.
Anne McClain assured that the crew members have trust in the Soyuz rocket, which will carry them to the ISS. «We feel very confident in... Еще Roscosmos and the investigation that was conducted, and the independent investigation by NASA», she said, adding that the crew is ready to go.
Answering a question on the possibility of procreation in space, Oleg Kononenko explained that so far all experiments with birds and mice still had resulted in difficulties. NASA's McClain added that «if it is going to become a two-planet species, then someday we'll have to take a look at that.»
The trio will take off on the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft from Kazakhstan's Baikonour Cosmodrome on December 3. This is the first manned mission since the Soyuz failure on October 11.