In the Star city approved the crews of the new expedition to the ISS

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in fotobounce main crew 54/55-y long expedition to the International space station NASA astronaut Scott tingle, Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton shkaplerov and astronaut of JAXA Norish Kanae (left to right)In the Star city approved the crews of the new expedition to the ISS© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

The interdepartmental state Commission approved the Prime and backup crews of a new expedition to the ISS, the launch is scheduled for December 17, 2017 from Baikonur, told RIA Novosti the representative of the cosmonaut training Center named after Gagarin.

It is expected that at the manned spacecraft «Soyuz MS-07» on the ISS will be sent an astronaut of Roskosmos Anton shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Scott tingle and JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanae. The reserve consists of a cosmonaut of the Roscosmos Sergey Prokopiev, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps.

«The decision on the recommendation of the crews to continue preflight training at Baikonur cosmodrome», — said the representative of the CPC.

On the eve of the crews have successfully completed training examination, astronauts were pulling tickets and coped with a number of simulated emergency situations. In addition, informed members of the main and backup crews 54/55-y long expedition to the ISS — Shkaplerov, tingle, and Prokopyev and Gerst — are already successfully confirmed your skills on manual controlled descent in the simulator TS-7.

In the Star city approved the crews of the new expedition to the ISS© Infographicsrussia me astronauts?

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