Kelly and Kornienko launched aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in March 2015 landed on 1 March 2016 at 22:00.
Kornienko, along with US astronaut Scott Kelly, had spent 342 days in
space on the International Space Station(ISS) in 2015.
Kelly and Kornienko already have a connection;
Kelly was a backup crew member for the station's Expedition 23/24 crews, where Kornienko served as a flight engineer.
Commenting on the recent media reports that India requested Russia to train its
group of three astronauts on the basis of Russian infrastructure, Kornienko said:“We welcome Indian cosmonauts to Russia.
In April 1995 Kornienko started working at the Energia Rocket/Space Corporation(RSC) as an engineer.
In October 1995, Kornienko started working at the Energia Rocket/Space Corporation(RSC) as an engineer.