14 Jul 2023 13:05

Cosmonaut Borisov goes to U.S. to prepare for ISS Crew Dragon flight

MOSCOW. July 14 (Interfax) - Cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov is going to the United States for final preparations for a SpaceX Crew Dragon flight to the International Space Station (ISS) due in August, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center said on Friday.

"Later today, Konstantin Borisov will go to the United States for preflight preparations," the Center said.

Arrangements for Borisov's trip for the final training session and the provision of healthcare services and information support during preflight preparations and the space flight have been discussed at a meeting with the Center's administration, it said.

"Konstantin [Borisov] has discussed the planning of his working day at the station and preparing research equipment for the arrival of the Soyuz MS-24 manned spacecraft with the unit commander," the Center said.

Borisov was cleared to fly to the ISS on a Crew Dragon spacecraft on July 11.

NASA said on July 5 that a Crew Dragon reentry spacecraft with Roscosmos cosmonaut Borisov onboard would fly to the ISS on August 15.

Other crewmembers will be NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andreas Mogensen (Denmark), and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Satoshi Furukawa.