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The crew of the Soyuz MS-22 went to Baikonur for pre-launch training

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The crew of the Soyuz MS-22 went to Baikonur for pre-launch training.

The main and backup crews of the Soyuz MS-22 manned spacecraft went to Baikonur to undergo pre-launch training. This was reported on Monday at the Cosmonaut Training Center (CPC).

The main and backup crew includes Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev, Dmitry Petelin, Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub and NASA astronauts Frank Rubio and Laurel O'Hara. The cosmonauts were seen off on September 5 at the CPC. "They flew to Baikonur to undergo pre—launch training," the report says.

The commander of the Soyuz MS-22, Sergei Prokopyev, said that excellent relations had been established between the crew members. "We are professionals in our field," Prokopyev said. — We became friends during the preparation, so we have a great relationship with the crew. We will help each other and work both in the Russian and American segment. This is our common space home, so we need to keep it together."

Flight engineer Dmitry Petelin will embark on his first space flight after many years of preparation and training. "Seeing the Earth from orbit is the most important thing. "I am looking forward to it," the cosmonaut said. "I will traditionally take photos of my relatives and memorabilia close to my heart with me."

The launch of the Soyuz MS-22 manned transport spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for September 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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