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American Astronauts for the Starliner Crew Start Training in Russia

April 2, 2019 (EIRNS)—The first crew of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft have begun training in Russia.

“Today, NASA astronauts Nicole Mann, Mike Fink and Barry Whitmore were introduced to the leadership and the employees of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. The astronauts are getting ready for the first test flight to the International Space Station within the crew of the Starliner spacecraft,”

the center’s website stated on April 1.

According to TASS, training at the center in the Moscow Region will last five weeks, in which the U.S. astronauts will study the workings of the Russian segment of the ISS, the emergency protocol and the basics of the Russian language.

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