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Expedition 39/40 Crew Meets Officials and Reporters as Launch Approaches

Expedition 39/40 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Steve Swanson of NASA and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos and backup crew members Alexander Samokutyaev of Roscosmos, Barry Wilmore of NASA and Elena Serova of Roscosmos appeared before the Russian State Commission on March 24 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The commission gave its final approval for the launch of Skvortsov, Swanson and Artemyev to the International Space Station on March 26, Kazakh time in their Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft. The crew members also conducted a final prelaunch news conference at the Cosmonaut Hotel.