Selected as astronaut in 2012. By the decision of the Interdepartmental Commission for the Selection of Cosmonauts, he was approved as Flight Engineer-2 of the backup crew of the Soyuz MS-18 and, accordingly, of the Soyuz MS-19 prime crew.
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
Administration: Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin
The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.