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Cosmonauts gear up for Soyuz mission

The crew of the new Soyuz TMA-M mission to the International Space Station have begun the final part of their training ahead of the October 7 launch.

Cosmonauts Alexander Kalery and Oleg Skripochka from Russia and US astronaut Scott Kelly met their training team at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Centre in Star City near Moscow.

As they posed on the steps of the capsule of the new rocket, Mr Kelly said was pleased to be part of the mission.

  • 15 Sep 2010