Status Report

Photo Report: Soyuz TMA-14 Primary and Backup Crews Enter Final Training Phase

By SpaceRef Editor
March 16, 2009
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March 12, 2009. Baikonur launch site, S.P.Korolev RSC Energia branch office The primary and backup crews of the ISS Expedition 19 and Taxi Mission 16 have entered into their final training phase in the processing facility. Gennady Padalka (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Michael Barrat (NASA, USA), Charles Simonyi (USA), Maksim Suraev (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Jeffry Williams (NASA, USA) and Esther Dyson (USA) have inspected the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft, tried on Sokol-KV spacesuits and customized contoured couches, went through the on-board documentation and the launch manifest, as well as checked their radio communications equipment.

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