04/27/2000. Baikonur cosmodrome
At 8 hours 00 minutes Moscow Summer Time the State Commission
meeting was held with the aim to approve the following makeup
of the Soyuz TM-32 crew: Talgat Musabayev, Commander; Yuri
Baturin, Flight Engineer and Dennis Tito, flight participant.
The back-up crew: Viktor Afanasiev, Commander; Konstantin
Kozeev, Flight Engineer.
Due to the fact that the state of the International Space
Station Russian Segment onboard systems enables rendezvous
and docking of the space vehicle with the Zvezda Service
Module, the Technical Management decided to get down to
the irreversible operations of prelaunch processing and
launch in support of the earlier fixed launch date scheduled
for April 28, 2001 at 11 hours 37 minutes Moscow Summer