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MOSCOW, May 8 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian Mission Control Centre adjusted the International Space Station’s orbit on Wednesday, for the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft that will blast off from Baikonur on May 29 to dock safely.
“The adjustment began at the scheduled time of 10:51 Moscow time,” sources from the Mission Control Centre told Tass.
The cargo craft Progress M-19M was used for orbit correction. Its engines were activated for 859 seconds to raise the station by about 2.6 kilometers.
Earlier on Wednesday, an interdepartmental commission said the main and backup crews of ISS Expedition 36/37 had successfully passed qualification exams and were ready for the flight. “The commission has recommended for further pre-start preparations the main crew of Roskosmos cosmonaut Fedor Yurchikhin, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg,” the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre said.
The commission has also confirmed the readiness of the backup crew of Russian cosmonaut MikhI Tyurin, Japanese astronaut Coichi Wakata and US astronaut Rick Mastracchio.