langue en NASA - 03/05/2019

Expedition 43 Prepares for Launch in Kazakhstan

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 43 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Scott Kelly and their backups, Alexei Ovchinin and Sergei Volkov of Roscosmos and Jeff Williams of NASA participated in a variety of activities from March 21-23 as they prepared for the launch of Padalka, Kelly and Kornienko to the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on March 27 U.S. time (March 28, Kazakh time). Kelly and Kornienko will spend a year aboard the orbital outpost. The footage includes the crews traditional media day activities at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur and their final Soyuz fit check in the Cosmodromes Integration Facility.