The flight of the first Russian crew to the ISS was postponed to April 9

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The launch of the first Russian crew in the history of the ISS on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft was postponed from April 1 to April 9, 2021. This is stated in the preliminary ISS program developed by RSC Energia.

The launch of Soyuz MS-18 from Baikonur, scheduled for April 1, was postponed to April 9. The landing of the Soyuz MS-17 with Russian cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Kud-Sverchkov, as well as US astronaut Kathleen Rubins, will take place on 17 April.

The press service of Roskomnadzor noted that the exact dates of launches for 2021 will be determined later.

The previous Russian crew consisting of Sergei Zaletin and Alexander Kaleri left for the Mir orbital station on the Soyuz TM-30 spacecraft in April 2000.

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