Status Report

Photo Report: Primary and Backup ISS Expedition 16 and Taxi Mission 13 Crews Enter Final Training Phase

By SpaceRef Editor
October 1, 2007
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September 28, 2007, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia The primary and backup crews of the ISS Expedition 16 and Taxi Mission 13 have entered into their final training phase in the processing facility. Peggy Annette Whitson (NASA, USA), Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia) and Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie (Malaysia) have inspected the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft, tried on Sokol-KV spacesuits and customized contoured couches, went through the on-board documentation and the launch manifest, checked their radio communications equipment, as well as conducted a training session for scientific experiments.

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