November 12, 2014.
Soyuz TMA-15M crews initiated a final training phase
Today backup crew of the Soyuz TMA-15M transportation spacecraft namely Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko (Roscosmos, Russia), Kjell Norwood Lindgren (NASA, USA) and Kimiya Yui (JAXA, Japan) arrived to the Baikonur launch site.
The prime and backup crews for the ISS-42/43 initiated a final training phase in the processing facility.
Anton Nikolaevich Shkaplerov (Roscosmos, Russia), Terry Virts (NASA, USA), Samanta Cristoforetti (ESA, Italy), Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko (Roscosmos, Russia), Kjell Norwood Lindgren (NASA, USA) and Kimiya Yui (JAXA, Japan) had training sessions onboard the spacecraft, with laser ranger 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-15M spacecraft with propellant components and compressed gases was accepted.