The ISS trio left behind NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, Russian cosmonaut
Yuri Malenchenko and the European Space Agency's British astronaut Tim Peake.
Organisers plan to finish the historic link up with Krikalev hailing Sir Elton with the words: 'And now, my fellow rocket man The cosmonaut
's appearance will be the highlight of the London gig and a personal triumph for BobGeldof.
1961 - Soviet cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin is the first person to orbit Earth.
FLIGHT OF FANCY: Millionaire Dennis Tito (centre just before blast- off with cosmonauts
Talgat Musabayev (top) and Yuri Baturin.
Russia's state-run space corporation, Roscosmos, is putting together a team of female cosmonauts
to conduct flights into outer space, and a search for candidates will be launched among space experts, a source in the rocket and space industry told on Monday, Trend reports referring toTASS.
A Misurkin conducted one record-setting spacewalk with fellow cosmonaut
Anton Shkaplerov to replace an electronics box for a high-gain communications antenna on the Zvezda service module in February.
(https://images.nasa.gov/#/details-iss037e028569.html) This photo of Russian cosmonaut
Oleg Kotov gives a good view of what astronauts see when their spacewalk partner snaps a picture of them during their floating work.
The spacecraft with Russian cosmonauts
Alexei (Aleksey) Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka and NASA's Jeff Williams blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan atop the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket at 00:26 Moscow time on Saturday (21:26 GMT on Friday).
"In line with the plan, approved by the leadership of the Cosmonaut
Training Center, the main crew flew to Baikonur Cosmodrome today and the backup crew will fly there tomorrow," the center said.
According to Pavel Vinogradov, he and his fellow Russian cosmonaut
Alexander Misurkin and Nasa astronaut Chris Cassidy of the Soyuz capsule, which landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, flew blind after undocking from ISS after losing all data about their height from the ground, News24.com reported.
The rocket, carrying Russian cosmonaut
Oleg Kononenko, Nasa astronaut Don Pettit and the European Space Agency's Andre Kuipers, lifted off in freezing conditions at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
MOSCOW, December 01, SPA -- Astronauts from Canada and Belgium and a Russian cosmonaut
landed safely on the Kazakhstan steppe on Tuesday, wrapping up a six-month stint on the International Space Station.