March 14, 2014
Soyuz TMA-12M crews initiated a final training phase
The prime and backup crews for the ISS-39/40 initiated a final training phase in the processing facility.
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich SKVORTSOV (Roscosmos, Russia), Oleg Germanovich ARTEMYEV (Roscosmos, Russia), Steven Ray SWANSON (NASA, USA), Aleksandr Mikhailovich SAMOKUTYAEV (Roscosmos, Russia), Elena Olegovna SEROVA (Roscosmos, Russia) and Barry Eugene WILMORE (NASA, USA) 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-12M spacecraft with propellant components and compressed gases was accepted.