Saturday, April 28, 2012
Expedition 31 Crew to Launch May 15, 2012
Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin, along with Expedition 31 backup crewmembers Kevin Ford, Evgeny Tarelkin and Oleg Novitskiy, fielded questions from the media at their training base at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside Moscow on April 25 ,2012.
Soyuz TMA-04M. Upon docking with the ISS, they will join Expedition 31 Commander Oleg Kononenko, André Kuipers, and Don Pettit.