May 17, 2013.
Soyuz TMA-09M crews initiated a final training phase
The prime and backup crews for the ISS-36/37 initiated a final training phase in the processing facility.
Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos, Russia),
Luca Parmitano (ESA, Italy),
Karen Nyberg (NASA, USA)
Mikhail Tyurin (Roscosmos, Russia),
Rick Mastraccio (NASA, USA) and
Koichi Wakata (JAXA, Japan)
had training sessions onboard the spacecraft, acquainted with the onboard documentation and the content of cargoes
launched and also made a fitting of the Sokol-KB space suits and individual liners.
Today a meeting of Technical Management was held where a decision to fill the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft with propellant components and compressed gases was accepted.