In the Center of cosmonaut training. Yuri Gagarin in the Star city on Thursday held a solemn farewell of the primary and backup crews of ISS-60/61, who will travel to the Baikonur cosmodrome to continue preflight training.
Recall that in the main crew includes Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, astronauts Luca Parmitano (Italy) and Andrew Morgan (USA). The backup crew consists of Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov and astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Soichi Noguchi (Japan).
Among the mourners was the management and staff of the CPC, representatives of all space agencies, family and friends departing to Baikonur crews.
Early morning of July 4 to Stella Lenin to carry out “Rocks” and “said” (call sign of the primary and backup crews) came as an experienced space explorers, and my fellow prisoners, who are still preparing for its first flight.
Before you take your seats in the bus, the crews managed to communicate with the media. In particular, Alexander Skvortsov said that aboard the ISS, it is planned to carry out over 50 scientific experiments. In addition, there will be a spacewalk, will have a tight collaboration with foreign colleagues.
“We will work on each other”, – said the commander of the piloted ship “Soyuz MS-13”.