October 12, 2004. Baikonur Cosmodrome.
At 5:00 a.m. Moscow Time, the transporter with the Soyuz-FG
launch vehicle and the Soyuz TMA-5 transport spacecraft
left the Assembly and Testing Facility and arrived to the
launch pad for the final pre-launch processing. The Soyuz-FG
- Soyuz TMA-5 system was erected on the launcher. First
launch day activities began.