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Launch Preparations for Expedition 45 Continues

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At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 45 Soyuz Commander Sergei Volkov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and visiting crew members Andreas Mogensen of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Aidyn Aimbetov of the Kazakh Space Agency (Kazcosmos) continued their preparations for launch to the International Space Station, with a final fit check in their Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft. Volkov, Mogensen and Aimbetov are set to launch on Sept. 2, Kazakh time. Volkov will spend six months on the station, while Mogensen and Aimbetov will be on board the station for just eight days. ________________________________________ FOLLOW THE SPACE STATION! Twitter: https://twitter.com/Space_Station Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ISS Instagram: https://instagram.com/iss/