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Expedition 40/41 Crew Preps for Launch

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Expedition 40/41 Crew Undergoes Final Training Outside Moscow

Expedition 40/41 Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and their backups, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, Terry Virts of NASA and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency, conducted final qualification training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia May 6 and 7. Suraev, Wiseman and Gerst are scheduled for a May 29 launch, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft to begin a six-month mission on the International Space Station.

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Expedition 40/41 Final Exams

Expedition 40/41 Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and their backups, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, Terry Virts of NASA and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency, conducted final qualification training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia May 6 and 7. Suraev, Wiseman and Gerst are scheduled for a May 29 launch, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft to begin a six-month mission on the International Space Station.

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Expedition 40/41 Crew Conducts News Conference and Traditional Ceremonies in Russia's Red Square

Expedition 40/41 Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and their backups, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, Terry Virts of NASA and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency, conducted a pre-launch news conference at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia May 8, then toured Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow where they laid flowers at the Kremlin Wall where Russian space icons are interred. Suraev, Wiseman and Gerst are scheduled for a May 29 launch, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft to begin a six-month mission on the International Space Station.

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Next ISS crew heads to launch site

After participating in traditional ceremonies at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 40/41 Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency, NASA Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency departed for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to complete training for their May 29 launch to the International Space Station. Also making the trip were backup crew members, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, Terry Virts of NASA and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency.

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Expedition 40/41 Pre-Launch Activities at Baikonur Cosmodrome

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 40/41 Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency participated in a variety of activities from May 15-21 as they prepared for their launch to the International Space Station on May 29, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft.

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ISS Expedition Crews 40 and 41 Practice for Space Launch in Baikonur, Kazakhstan

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 40/41 Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and their backups, Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, Terry Virts of NASA and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency participated in a variety of activities from May 15-22 as they prepared for the launch of Suraev, Wiseman and Gerst to the International Space Station on May 29, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft. The footage includes the crew's arrival in Baikonur, a dress rehearsal fit check in their Soyuz spacecraft and other crew-related activities.

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