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