Expedition 65 Nasa Television Video File – Baikonur Activities – April 5, 2021

Expedition 65 Space Station Crew Prepares for Launch in Kazakhstan

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the International Space Station’s Expedition 65 crew, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Pyotr Dubrov of Roscosmos and Mark Vande Hei of NASA and their backups, Anton Shkaplerov and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos and Anne McClain of NASA, participated in a variety of activities March 26-April 5 as they prepared for the upcoming mission. Novitskiy, Dubrov and Vande Hei are set to launch April 9 from Baikonur in the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft for a six-month mission on the International Space Station. The footage includes the crew’s arrival in Baikonur, their Soyuz fit check in the Cosmodrome’s Integration Facility, the ceremonial Cosmonaut Hotel flag-raising ceremony and other training milestones.