April 25, 2003. Baikonur cosmodrome.

A meeting of the State Board was held at which the Soyuz TMA-2 and ISS-7 prime and backup crews were approved, as well as a decision was made to continue the Rocket & Space Complex processing for filling and launch within the scheduled time.
The prime crew consists of: Yuri Ivanovich, Malenchenko, commander - flight cosmonaut of RF, test cosmonaut of the Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, and Edward Tsang Lu, NASA's astronaut, flight engineer.
The backup crew consists of: Alexander Yurievich Kaleri, commander - flight engineer of RF, test cosmonaut of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, and Colin Michael Foale, NASA's astronaut, flight engineer.

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A talk of the State Board members and the technical management with the ISS-7 prime and backup crews.

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