26 Oct 2018 15:36

Doctors give clearance to commanders of prime, backup crews of new ISS mission

MOSCOW. Oct 26 (Interfax) - The main medical commission of Russia's Cosmonaut Training Center has confirmed that cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Alexander Skvortsov are fit to travel to the International Space Station (ISS).

"The main medical commission, which analyzed the data of medical examinations of the commanders of the prime and backup crews of the 58th/59th long-term expeditions to the ISS, wrapped up its meeting at the Yu. A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center today," the Cosmonaut Training Center's research center said on its website.

"At the commission's meeting, Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Alexander Skvortsov were confirmed to be healthy and ready for a space flight," it said.

The launch of the prime crew to the ISS, consisting of Kononenko, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, and NASA astronaut Anne McClain has been scheduled for early December, the statement said.