Preparations for the launch of the Soyuz MS-07 manned spacecraft are being completed at Baikonur.
The crew commander with the call sign "Astray" is cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, this will be his third flight.
Flight engineers Scott Tingle and Norishige Kanai will go into space for the first time.
The crew will work on the ISS for almost five months, will conduct more than 100 scientific experiments, will receive the Progress, Dragon and Cygnus cargo transport ships, will go to work in outer space and, of course, will meet 2018. The launch of the ship is scheduled for Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Shkaplerov A.N. -- pilot-cosmonaut, test cosmonaut, Hero of the Russian Federation, Candidate of Technical Sciences. Kanai N. -- Japanese doctor, NASA astronaut. Tingle S.D. is a US Navy test pilot, engineer, NASA astronaut.