Cosmonaut Training in Preparation for the May Launch of “Altair”

In the Cosmonaut Training Center Gagarin. Cosmonauts complete training of the crew, who will fly to the ISS in mid-May on the  “Soyuz TMA-04M” – Altair Mission.

Named after Altair is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila.

The crew commander Gennady Padalka, a former Air Force officer. The most experienced. This will be his 4th flight. Flight Engineer – NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba – first for education – a teacher and a hydrogeologist, will fly into space a second time. Novice Crew – test-cosmonaut Sergei Revin. Prior to the cosmonaut corps engineer at RSC “Energia”. In orbit “Altair” form the basis of 31 and 32 long-term missions to the ISS and worked at the station until October.


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