The name “Soyuz MS-18”, the first astronaut in the world, was named after the “Soyuz MS-18” spacecraft, which will launch to the International Space Station days before the 60th anniversary of Gagarin’s flight commemorating the historic Gagarin on April 12th, and the final phase of training for the main crew and reserve of the vehicle began at Baikonur Base in Kazakhstan. According to the Russian “Energy” satellite company.
According to the “RT” website, the crew of the “Gagarin” spacecraft will be trained to carry out several operations, including manual control of the spacecraft’s docking with the International Space Station.
The spacecraft will be launched on April 9, three days before the 60th anniversary of Yuri Zhain’s historic flight around the planet.
The main crew of the spacecraft consists of three people: the two Russian cosmonauts Oleg Nowitzki and Piotr Dubrov, and their American counterpart, Mark Vandy Hay.
As for the reserve crew, they are the Russians Anton Shkaplerov and Uli Artemiev and the American Ann McLean.