Expedition 50-51 Crew Prepares for Launch in Kazakhstan

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Published on 10 Nov 2016, 17:57
At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 50-51 Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency along with their backups, Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, Jack Fischer of NASA and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency participated in a variety of activities Nov. 1-10 as they prepared for the launch of Novitskiy, Whitson and Pesquet Nov. 18, Kazakh time, on the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft for a five-month mission on the International Space Station.