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Photo Report: Soyuz TMA-13 Crew and Back Up Crew Arrive at Baikonur Cosmodrome

By SpaceRef Editor
October 5, 2008
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September 29, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia

Primary (Yury Lonchakov (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Michael Fincke (NASA, USA), Richard Garriott (USA)) and backup (Gennady Padalka (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Reed Barratt (NASA, USA), Nik Halik (Australia)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-13 transportation spacecraft arrived to the Baikonur launch site. At the airport they were met by the first vice president, first deputy designer general of RSC Energia Nikolai Ivanovich Zelenshchikov and other managers of the Corporation. Commanders of the crews reported on their readiness for pre-flight training and Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft acceptance.

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