Next ISS Crew Readies for Flight
Expedition 33/34 Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy of the Russian Fedarl Space Agency, NASA Flight Engineer Kevin Ford and Russian Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin field questions from the news media at their training base at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow Sept. 25 as part of traditional pre-launch activities before their departure Oct. 1 for their launch site in Kazakhstan. After the news conference, the prime and backup crews participate in traditional ceremonies at Red Square in Moscow, laying flowers at the Kremlin Wall and touring the Kremlin as they paid tribute to iconic Russian space heroes. Novitskiy, Ford and Tarelkin are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station Oct. 15. Included in the footage are backup crew members Pavel Vinogradov, Alexander Misurkin and NASA's Chris Cassidy.