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Expedition 52-53 Crew Conducts Traditional Ceremonies in Star City and Moscow, Russia

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Expedition 52-53 Soyuz Commander Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Randy Bresnik of NASA and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency, and their backups, Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos, Mark Vande Hei of NASA and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency visited the Gagarin Museum at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia July 10 where they viewed historic space artifacts, then visited Red Square in Moscow for traditional ceremonies, including the laying of flowers at the Kremlin Wall where Russian space icons are interred. Ryazanskiy, Bresnik and Nespoli are scheduled to launch on July 28 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft for a four and a half month mission on the International Space Station.



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NASA Hosts News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency), and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, who are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in late spring, will participate in a news conference at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The news conference will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency's website.
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