Andrei Valerievich Fedyaev (Андрей Валерьевич Федяев) is a Russian cosmonaut. He was a military pilot prior to retiring from Air Force in 2013, and was selected as a cosmonaut in 2012. ISS-69 expedition will be Fedyaev's first spaceflight.
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.