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Russia’s state commission approves next expedition’s crew for flight to orbital outpost – TASS

The main crew will comprise Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins

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BAIKONUR /Kazakhstan/, October 13. /TASS/. Russia’s state commission approved the crew of the 64th long-term expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), the State Space Corporation Roscosmos announced on its website on Tuesday.A Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with a manned Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft is set to blast off from Site No. 31 (Vostok launch pad) of the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan at 08:45 a.m. Moscow time on October 14.
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