August 9, 2002. Korolev, Moscow region.
The forth Russian visiting crew (VC-4) to the International
Space Station is in progress.
During the acceptance tests of the hardware, which is planned
to be uploaded by Progress M1-9 cargo vehicle to the Station
in the frame of the Odissea project in September 2002 the
training sessions of Russian cosmonauts S.V.Zaletin and
Yu.V.Lonchakov and ESA astronaut of Belgian nationality
Frank de Winne being members of the prime and backup crews
in this mission took place.
They were familiarized with the hardware, its upload procedure
and peculiarities of its activation by RSC Energia and ESA