Expedition 39/40 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), NASA Flight Engineer Steve Swanson and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos and their backups, Alexander Samokutyaev of Roscosmos, Barry Wilmore of NASA and Elena Serova of Roscosmos, fielded questions at their training base at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow on March 6 as part of traditional pre-launch activities before their departure March 13 for their launch site in Kazakhstan. After the news conference, they participated 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. Skvortsov, Swanson and Artemyev are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on March 26, Kazakh time.
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