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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 specialists.

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