October 6, 2003. Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The prime crew (M. Foale, A.Yu. Kaleri, P.Duque) and backup
crew (W. McArthur, V.I. Tokarev, A. Kuipers) of the
Soyuz TMA-3 transport spacecraft arrived to the cosmodrome
to accomplish training and accept the spacecraft.
Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri (spacecraft Commander,
ISS-8 Flight Engineer) and US. astronaut Michael Foale (ISS-8
Commander, spacecraft Flight Engineer 2) are members of
the Expedition Crew ISS-8. European Space Agency Spanish
astronaut Pedro Duque (spacecraft Flight Engineer 1) is
a prime crewmember of the fifth visiting crew (VC-5).