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Expedition 7 Photoarchive

10/28/2003 Korolev, Moscow region
The Primary Expedition 7 crew International Space Station - Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (ISS-7 commander, Soyuz TMA-2 commander), American astronaut Edward Lu (ISS-7 flight engineer, Soyuz TMA-2 flight engineer-1) - and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut, Visiting Expedition 5 (VE-5) flight engineer, Soyuz TMA-2 flight engineer-2 Pedro Duquer of Spain have returned to Earth in the Descent Module of the Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft.
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04/28/2003 Korolev, Moscow region
The Russian newly-modified Soyuz TMA-2 manned space transportation vehicle docked to the International Space Station.
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04/26/2003 Baikonur cosmodromelaunch
Main crewToday at 7 hours 53 minutes 52 seconds Moscow Time, the Russian Soyuz TMA-2 manned transport vehicle was launched by the Souyz-FG rocket.
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04/25/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
Main crewA meeting of the State Board was held at which the Soyuz TMA-2 and ISS-7 prime and backup crews were approved, as well as a decision was made to continue the Rocket & Space Complex processing for filling and launch within the scheduled time.
The prime crew consists of: Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko, commander - flight cosmonaut of RF, test cosmonaut of the Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, and Edward Tsang Lu, NASA's astronaut, flight engineer.
The backup crew consists of: Alexander Yurievich Kaleri, commander - flight engineer of RF, test cosmonaut of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, and Colin Michael Foale, NASA's astronaut, flight engineer.
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04/24/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
Soyuz TMA-2At 5:00 a.m. Moscow time launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft was transferred from Assembly and Testing Facility to launch site. The Soyuz-FG - Soyuz TMA-2 system was erected on the launcher.
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04/23/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
In the LV processing facility, the orbital module was integrated with the launch vehicle.
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At 15 hours Moscow time, a meeting of the Governmental Commission and the Technical Management was held where a decision was made to roll out the launch vehicle carrying Soyuz TMA-2 to the launch pad.
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04/22/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
The ISS-7 main and backup crews inspected Soyuz TMA-2 in its launch configuration in the processing facility.
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Russian cosmonauts Yuri Malenchenko, Alexander Kaleri and US astronauts Edward Lu and Michael Foale visited the Cosmonautics museum in Baikonur cosmodrome.
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Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility to the launch vehicle processing facility for integration.
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04/20/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft was completed.
Payload shroud roll on to the Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft was completed.
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Expedition Seven crews to the ISS consisting of Yu. Malenchenko, Ed Lu (prime crew) and A. Kaleri, M. Foale (backup crew) arrived to Baikonur to the launch site to immediate training for the flight to the ISS scheduled on April 26.
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04/18/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft was docked with the transfer compartment in the spacecraft processing facility.
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04/16/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
Soyuz TMA-2 filling was completed.
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04/15/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
At 9 hours Moscow time, a meeting of the Technical Management was held which made a decision to proceed with Soyuz TMA-2 filling.
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04/10/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
Main crewPrelaunch processing of the Russian Soyuz TMA-2 cargo transport vehicle carrying the members of Prime Crew-7 intended for flight to the international Space Station is currently under way.
The ISS-7 main and backup crews have conducted training and acceptance of the Soyuz TMA-2 space vehicle.
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04/09/2003 Baikonur cosmodrome
Expedition Seven crews to the ISS consisting of Yu. Malenchenko, Ed Lu (prime crew) and A. Kaleri, M. Foale (backup crew) arrived to Baikonur to have training sessions and fit checks in Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft.
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