May 4, 2001, Korolev
Moscow Mission Control Center (MCC-M) has hosted a press
conference of the first visiting crew, which arrived on-board
ISS on April 30, 2001 in Soyuz TM-32 transportation vehicle.
Questions from journalists representing Russian and foreign
news agencies, radio and TV companies (INTERFAX, RTR, NTV,
ORT,TV-6, RenTV, Radio Russia, TV Center, RIA-News, Radio
Mayak, Fuji, TV-Asahi, Xinhua, Associated Press, CTC, CBS,
TV-Fox, BBC and others) were answered by Dennis Tito, Talgat
Musabaev, Yuri Baturin, as well as by Yuri Usachev, the
cosmonaut who is a member of the Expedition Two crew (ISS-2).
The questions mostly concerned the special features of the
first visiting mission and Dennis Tito's impressions of
this mission, including the prospects of space tourism,
the activities that D.Tito performs, assessment of his activities
by other cosmonauts of the visiting crew, relationships
with the ISS-2 crew.
The conference was held during two communications sessions
within the radio coverage zone of the Russian ground measuring
FROM PRESS CONFERENCE