March 18, 2004. Korolev, Moscow Region.
From March 15 to 18, S.P.Korolev RSC Energia held training
sessions for Genadi Padalka (Soyuz TMA-4 Commander, ISS-9
Commander), Mickael Finke (Soyuz TMA-4 Flight Engineer,
ISS-9 Flight Engineer) and their back-up crew, Salizhan
Sharipov and Leroy Chiao.
Under the direction of Corporation specialists, the crews
were perfecting their skills in handling video/photographic
and ham radio equipment, and also held training sessions
in the Pilot facility to train in operator activities during
dynamic operations and in handling other on-board equipment
included in the ISS Russian Segment.