February 16, 2005.
Manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz TMA-6 has been
delivered to the Baikonur launch site where it will undergo
final operations to prepare it for launch. In mid-April
this spacecraft will carry a Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev
and two flight engineers - NASA astronaut John Phillips
and ESA astronaut, an Italian, Roberto Vittori - to the
International Space Station to perform work there under
the programs of ISS Expedition 11 and the Russian "taxi" Mission
In the launch site processing facility, the work is drawing
to a close to prepare for launch a Russian logistics spacecraft
Progress M-52, which is to deliver to ISS the propellant
and cargoes needed for the space station to continue its
operation and to support the life and work of its crew.