Russian lawmaker calls German election outcome ‘predictable’Russian Politics & Diplomacy September 25, 10:46
Russian-Chinese naval drills ‘Joint Sea 2017’ completed in VladivostokMilitary & Defense September 25, 10:29
Independence referendum underway in Iraqi KurdistanWorld September 25, 9:47
Russia and US have no plans to curtail space cooperationScience & Space September 25, 9:30
Denis Matsuev: That extraordinary idea workedSociety & Culture September 25, 8:00
Tehran's top diplomat slams 'fake' empathy from Trump for IraniansWorld September 25, 6:06
Merkel wins Bundestag electionsWorld September 25, 5:37
Expert says North Korea won’t test thermonuclear warhead in Pacific OceanWorld September 25, 4:26
Russian senator believes German Social Democrats seek to improve ties with MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 25, 2:42
NEW YORK, January 17 (Itar-Tass) – Russian spaceship Soyuz with an international crew aboard will take members of the next expedition to the International Space Station March 27, 2013, from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan, lead flight director Tony Ceccacci told a news briefing at the Lyndon Johnson Space Center in Houston.
According to him, members of Expedition 35/36 – commander Pavel Vinogradov and flight engineer Alexander Misurkin, both of Russia, and NASA flight engineer Christopher Cassidy – will stay in orbit for 167 days. Their return to the Earth has been scheduled for September 11.
The standby crew includes Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky and U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins.
Expedition 35/36 crewmembers will join the Russian Roman Romanenko, the American Thomas Mashburn, and the Canadian Chris Hadfield, who are already working in orbit as part of the Expedition 34/35 crew.