December 4, 2010. Baikonur launch site,
branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia
The prime and backup crews for the ISS-26/27 initiated a final training phase at the Launch Site.
Dmitriy Kondratiev (Roscosmos, Russia), Paolo
Nespoli (ESA, Italy), Catherine Coleman (NASA, USA), Anatoliy
Ivanishin (Roscosmos, Russia), Satoshi Furukawa (JAXA, Japan) and Michael
Fossum (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-20 spacecraft with propellant components and compressed gases was accepted.