Expedition 49-50 Crew Meets Officials and Reporters as Launch Approaches | Summary and Q&A

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October 18, 2016
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Expedition 49-50 Crew Meets Officials and Reporters as Launch Approaches

TL;DR

The government commission approves the launch of a transportation vehicle to the International Space Station with a crew of 4,950 members.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How did the crew members prepare for the launch?

The crew members underwent extensive training, including manual control modes and studying the technical systems on board. They also focused on physical exercises and received psychological support prior to the launch.

Q: What experiments will the crew members be conducting on the ISS?

The crew members will be participating in a variety of experiments, including growing plants in space and studying the exploration vehicles on distant planets. They will also be conducting repeat runs of previous experiments and new investigations.

Q: How do the crew members feel about the international composition of the crew?

The crew members believe that the international composition of the crew strengthens the understanding that Earth is one home for all of humanity. They appreciate the collaboration and teamwork of multiple countries in space exploration.

Q: What personal items will the crew members bring to the ISS?

Each crew member will bring personal items, such as pictures of their families and favorite sports teams. They will also bring gravity indicators, such as stuffed toys or small toys, to serve as talismans during their mission.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The government commission has approved the launch of the MS2 transportation vehicle with 4,950 crew members on board.

  • The crew members have completed their training and are considered ready for the mission.

  • The crew will be involved in various investigations and experiments on board the International Space Station.

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