Russia: ISS Expedition 56/57 crews hold pre-flight training session

The main and backup crews of Expedition 56/57 of the International Space Station (ISS) took part in pre-flight training exercises at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Moscow Region on Thursday. The main crew of the expedition is made up of Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev, NASA astronaut Serena Maria Aunon-Chancellor and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Alexander... Еще Gerst, while the backup crew comprises of Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, CSA (Canadian Astronaut Corps) astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain. Cosmonaut Prokopiev assured that the crew members are «ready» for the mission, adding that «in our thoughts we are already on the ISS.» The launch of their Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft is scheduled for 6 June, 2018, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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