MOSCOW, September 28. /TASS/. A compartment inside the new Russian module Nauka, docked to the International Space Station, will be readied for accommodating the crew of the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft, cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky said on the Rossiya-24 round-the-clock television new channel on Thursday.
"By the moment the Anton Shkaplerov-led crew arrives everything will be removed from here to let one more Russian crew member settle here," he said.
Novitsky said the new compartment was very convenient and had a porthole.
Earlier, Roscosmos' cosmonaut Oleg Artemiev told TASS the Soyuz MS-19 crewmembers — cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, actress Yulia Peresild and film director Klim Shipenko — might become the first guests of the new compartment inside the Nauka module of the Russian segment of the ISS.
Roscosmos says the Soyuz MS-19 is to be docked to the ISS on October 5.