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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-19-2020 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This thread is intended for comments and questions about the Soyuz MS-16 mission to the International Space Station.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-19-2020 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Roscosmos release
On the replacement of the crew of the Soyuz MS-16

The Russian members of the main crew of the Soyuz MS-16 manned spacecraft, Roscosmos cosmonauts Nikolai Tikhonov and Andrei Babkin, will be replaced by backups for medical reasons.

The positions of the commander and flight engineer of the Soyuz MS-16 spacecraft will now be taken by the cosmonauts of Roscosmos Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner. The changes will affect only the Russian part of the crew, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy continues to prepare for the flight in accordance with the established plan.

The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-16 manned spacecraft and the members of the long-term expedition ISS Expedition 63 is scheduled for April 9 this year from launch pad No. 31 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 02-19-2020 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Medical reasons? Odd for both cosmonauts to be removed for the same reason. I hope it's not the coronavirus or something worse. Hoping they recover soon.

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posted 02-19-2020 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Allegedly a tree branch injured Tikhonov's eye on a walk.

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posted 02-21-2020 05:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for soviet space   Click Here to Email soviet space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tikhonov the eye pierced because in Moscow in the courtyards of residential buildings there is no lighting, a branch injured the eye. Last summer, too, when I was in Moscow, I got lost and almost pierced my eye with a tree branch, there is no lighting.

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posted 02-21-2020 06:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was always like that in Russia. Early in 19th century Mikhail Kutuzov lost his eye in a completely dark war field.

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posted 03-10-2020 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This NASA photo of the new Soyuz MS-16 prime crew is a composite image of:
  • Cassidy in the original prime crew photo
  • Ivanishin and Vagner in the original backup crew photo

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posted 03-12-2020 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
However, the NASA photo of the new Soyuz MS-16 backup crew seems to be a "real" photo, not a composite.

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NASA video
Watch live as three space travelers launch to the International Space Station.

Astronaut Chris Cassidy of NASA and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will lift off aboard a Soyuz spacecraft at 4:05 a.m. EDT on a four-orbit, six-hour journey to our orbiting laboratory.

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Now that's a form of "social distancing" which we all could appreciate. And to our Russian partners in space, once again Bravo for a great launch!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-09-2020 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The crew enters the space station (NASA video):

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