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Expedition 41/42 Crew Conducts News Conference and Traditional Ceremonies in Russia

Expedition 41/42 Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Elena Serova of Roscosmos and their backups, Gennady Padalka of Roscosmos, Scott Kelly of NASA and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos, conducted a pre-launch news conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Sept. 5, then toured Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow where they laid flowers at the Kremlin Wall where Russian space icons are interred. Samokutyaev, Wilmore and Serova are scheduled for a Sept. 26 launch, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft to begin a six-month mission on the International Space Station. Serova will become only the fourth Russian female cosmonaut to fly in space. Kelly and Kornienko are scheduled to launch in March 2015 on a one-year mission on the space station.