The crews TPK "Soyuz MS-03" held a training session on the ship
The members of the main and backup crews of manned spacecraft (TPC) «Soyuz MS-03" started final training at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which include the testing of skills on the ground in the vehicle.
Earlier, a meeting of the Technical Guide, where a decision on filling the "Soyuz MS-03" propellant components and compressed gases.
Entered in the main crew of the ISS-50/51 Roskosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, ESA astronaut Thomas Sands and NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson tried on spacesuits "Sokol-KV" and then test them for leaks took place in his ship. The crew checked the radio communication system, a laser rangefinder, got acquainted with the on-board documentation, studied the flight program and a list of planned delivery of cargo to the ISS.
During the final sessions at the launch site also scheduled training manual for the ship berthing to the ISS, control pilings with scientific equipment, testing of ballistic upcoming operations and other preparatory procedures.
The members of the main and backup crews TPK "Soyuz MS-03" arrived at the Baikonur Space Center on Tuesday, November 1st. The backup crew - cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin Roscosmos, NASA astronaut Jack Fisher and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli.
Start TPK "MS-03 Soyuz" with the crew the next long-term mission to the International Space Station is scheduled for November 17, 2016 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. http://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss50/photo_11-02.html