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).

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