No more trip to Moscow (Red Square, Tsar Cannon, Tsar Bell) after the preflight press conference in Star City for the prime and back-up crews?You do not often see changes in preflight traditions in the Russian space program.
Rick Mastracchio@AstroRMThe travel bug TB5JJN1 with me at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Soon it will be packed on a Russian Soyuz
Soyuz TMA-11M prime and back-up crews arrive at Baikonur.
Koichi Wakata @Astro_Wakata We had a flag raising ceremony at Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur. Another traditional event towards out Soyuz launch.
Koichi Wakata @Astro_Wakata Completed 1st fit check of our Soyuz spacecraft. Special painting on the nose fairing commemorating Sochi Olympics.
Koichi Wakata @Astro_Wakata Training for fluid-shifting in zero-gravity using a tilt table at Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur.