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The crews of two expeditions to the ISS has approved.. / October 14, 2010 /

Interdepartmental Commission on the Selection of Astronauts and their purpose in the crew manned spacecraft approved formulations of two crews of future missions to the ISS. Press release in which the names of the cosmonauts and astronauts, published on the website of Roskosmos.

The Commission approved the backup crew MKS-31/32, which is scheduled to start in March 2012, and the main members of the expedition MKS-32/33, which starts in orbit in May of that year.

Doublers expedition MKS-31/32 became Russian Oleg Novitsky (it should serve as commander of the Soyuz TMA-04M, which will take astronauts into orbit) and Eugene Tarelkin and American Kevin Ford. The composition of the ground crew entered MKS-32/33 Space Agency cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, astronaut, and the Japanese space agency JAXA Akihiko Hoshide. Commander of the Soyuz TMA-05M "on which the crew will go into space, will be Malenchenko and commander of the mission on the ISS will be Williams.

Currently, the International Space Station, there are six people. Commanded by the inhabitants of the ISS American, Douglas Wheelock. Three crew members — Alexander Kaleri, Oleg Skripochka and Scott Kelly — arrived at the station on October 10 Soyuz TMA-M, which was the first ship of a series of digital «Union.»

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