The deployment of the first manned spacecraft to the International Space Station has raised concerns over the spacecraft designed by Moscow 's Soviets in October, an unprecedented accident.
Oleg Kononenko of Roscosmos, Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency say that the danger is the possibility of the work. "He said.
They will be flying Soyuz on Baikonur, Kazakhstan, for a six and a half month mission, on Monday at 1131 GMT.
The launch was forced on an emergency landing, with Soyuz rockets carrying Russian Aleksey Ovchinin and American astronaut Nick Hague failing on Oct. 11, shortly after the explosion.
They escaped safely, but the failed launch was the first in Russia's Soviet history and a new frustration for the once proud space industry.
Prior to the launch on Monday, the Russian Orthodox priest blessed the ship at the launcher in tradition and the crew quietly spoke about the risks involved.
"Danger is part of our job," said Oleg Kononenko, flight attendant commander at a press conference in Baikonur on Sunday.
"We are psychologically and technically prepared for bankruptcy, and a situation that God forbids can happen on board," a senior 54-year-old said.
Kononenko added that on December 11, astronauts will perform spacewalks as part of an investigation into the mysterious hole that caused the air leak at the ISS.
Anne McClain, a 39-year-old former military pilot, said the crews look forward to moving forward.
"We are very prepared," he said.
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Saint-Jacques, 48, of Canada, described the Soyuz spacecraft as "incredibly safe."
The accident emphasized that "Soyuz's clever design and the tremendous effort that is being made every time people who search and rescue are ready to launch."
Saint Jacques joked that he had been trained purely before the flight "I felt I could build Soyuz in my backyard."
Saint Jacques and McLean fly for the first time in a trio that will arrive at the ISS after six hours of blast-off.
Kononenko started his fourth mission to add to the impressive 533-day universe space.
Russia claimed that the missile failed during the assembly at the Baikonur cosmonaut last month due to a damaged sensor, but the spacecraft is still reliable.
Soyuz rockets designed by the Soviet Union are now the only ISS lifeline in the world.
Saint Jacques will be the first Canadian astronaut to visit the space station since Chris Hadfield, who recorded a version of David Bowie's Space Oddity classic on board in 2013.
Canada 's governor general and former astronaut Julie Payette is expected to be one of the high – ranking officials observing the launch on Monday.
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McClain served in Iraq and represented the United States in a women's rugby game.
She said that training on spacewalk "resembles sports because it requires grit, personality, and mental concentration."
Cooperation with the United States in the universe was one of the few areas not affected by the ties between the enemies of the Cold War era.
However, comments by Dmitry Rogozin, director of combat operations at the Russian space agency, gradually raised eyebrows.
He recently joked that Russia was on a mission to "confirm" whether NASA landed on the moon.
In recent years, Russia's debt-ridden space industry has suffered many accidents, including the loss of cargo spaceships and satellites.