She said Russian space company Roscosmos said in a press release on Tuesday that Russian cosmonaut Andrei Fedyaev will travel to the International Space Station aboard the US Crew Dragon spacecraft in mid-February 2023 as part of the transit flight program.
“As part of the transit program, cosmonaut Andrei Vidyayev will go to the International Space Station aboard the US manned spacecraft Crew Dragon as a member of the Crew-6 mission in mid-February 2023,” the press release read.
The other 6 crew members who go to the International Space Station are Stephen Bowen and Warren Hoburg of NASA, as well as Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi.
On July 15, the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced the signing of an agreement on joint flights of Russian and American cosmonauts to the International Space Station.
The leader of the Roscosmos cosmonaut team, Oleg Kononenko, said that this agreement provides for three flights of Russian astronauts on board the American spacecraft Crew Dragon.
It is noteworthy that as part of the transit program, on September 21, Frank Rubio of NASA launched to the International Space Station, aboard the Russian spacecraft KE Tsiolkovsky (Soyuz MS-22) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
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