The decision to postpone the launch of a new crew to the ISS has not been made yet, the source said

© Photo : Roscosmos/Sergey Resuscitative on the International space station. Archive photoThe decision to postpone the launch of a new crew to the ISS has not been made yet, the source said© Photo : Roscosmos/Sergei Ryazan

The possibility of postponement of the launch of the next expedition to the International space station (ISS) is discussed, but the new date is not appointed yet, have informed RIA of news a source in the space industry.

Earlier, several media outlets reported that the manned launch from Baikonur may be moved from 15 to 21 March. Until the launch of manned spacecraft «Soyuz MS-08» is scheduled for March 15.

«Official confirmation of dates must be received from RSC Energia, but it is not. Discusses the dates 15, 16, 21 and 22 March, the decision will be made soon,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

The main crew consists of Oleg Artemyev — Roscosmos cosmonaut (Russia), commander of the «Soyuz MS-08», ISS flight engineer-55/56; Andrew Feustel — NASA astronaut (USA), flight engineer of «Soyuz MS-08», ISS flight engineer-55, ISS commander-56; Richard Arnold, NASA astronaut (USA), flight engineer TPK «Soyuz MS-08», ISS flight engineer-55/56.

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