Two Graduates of MAI will Join the ISS Crew in 2020

22 May 2019

Two Graduates of MAI will Join the ISS Crew in 2020
Andrey Babkin, a graduate of Moscow Aviation Institute of 1995, and Nikolay Tikhonov, a graduate of Moscow Aviation Institute of 2005, will form the Russian part of the main crew of the International Space Station - 63/64 mission. For both of them, this flight into space will be the first. Now the main and backup crews have already begun pre-flight training.

Nikolay Tikhonov was already trained as part of other expeditions (in 2017 and 2018), but the Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities both times reduced Russian crews from three to two people. In 2020, Nikolay will go into space as a commander of the Soyuz MS.

The launch of the spacecraft with the crew of the ISS-63/64 mission is scheduled for March 20, 2020. It should be reminded that on this day Moscow Aviation Institute will celebrate its 90th anniversary.
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