May 16, 2014
Soyuz TMA-13M crews initiated a final training phase
The prime and backup crews for the ISS-40/41 initiated a final training phase in the processing facility.
Maksim Viktorovich Suraev (Roscosmos, Russia), Gregory Raid Wiseman (NASA, USA), Alexander Gerst (EKA, Germany), Anton Nikolaevich Shkaplerov (Roscosmos, Russia), Terry Virts (NASA, USA) and Samanta Cristoforetti (EKA, Italy) had training sessions onboard the spacecraft, with laser rangers and satellite phone, 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-13M spacecraft with propellant components and compressed gases was accepted.