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21 March 2024, 09:45

Soyuz MS-25 crews head for cosmodrome

BAIKONUR, 21 March (BelTA) - The crews of the Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft have left the hotel in Baikonur for the cosmodrome, BelTA has learned.

The main and backup crews were accommodated at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur. Their relatives and friends, as well as representatives of Belarus, Russia and the United States came to see off the participants of the space flight.

On 20 March they took part in the pre-launch press conference at the hotel. Dozens of journalists from different countries came to talk to the crew members. Among them were representatives of the Belarusian and Russian mass media, as well as representatives of Roscosmos and NASA.

The prime crew of the Visiting Expedition 21 to the International Space Station comprises Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, space flight participant Belarusian Marina Vasilevskaya and NASA astronaut Tracy Dyson. The backup crew features Roscosmos cosmonaut Ivan Vagner, space flight participant Belarusian Anastasia Lenkova and NASA astronaut Donald Pettit.
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