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04/15/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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The Soyuz TMA-6 manned transport spacecraft developed and manufactured at S.P. Korolev Rocket & Space Corporation Energia was launched from the launch complex of Site #1 known as the Gagarin start.
The launch of the Souyz-FG integrated launch vehicle with the manned spacecraft was accomplished at 04:46:27 Moscow time.
The launch is intended to deliver the main expedition crew-11 (ISS-11) to the International Space Station; to carry out a planned replacement of expedition crew-10 (ISS-10) and the Soyuz TMA-5, which has been operating within the International Space Station since October 16, 2004, performing functions of the crew rescue vehicle; performance of activities under the visiting crew 8 program (VC-8), including conduct of experiments and research within the Eneida project, maintenance of the functionality of the station and its systems.
The Soyuz TMA-6 and ISS-11 crew
The Soyuz TMA-6 and ISS-11 crew
The Soyuz TMA-6 and ISS-11 crew
The Soyuz TMA-6 and ISS-11 crew
  Commander of Soyuz TMA-6 crew, Sergei К. Krikalev reported to the Co-chairman of the State Board Nikolai F. Moiseev about the crew readiness for the flight. The Federal Space Agency and S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia leaders are talking with the crew members.
Good wishes to the Soyuz TMA-6 crew.

The prime crew is donning flight spacesuits and performing their leak checks.

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04/14/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The Soyuz TMA-6 and ISS-11 prime and backup crewsA meeting of the State Board was held at which the Soyuz TMA-6 and ISS-11 prime and backup crews were approved, as well as a decision was made to continue the Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-6 rocket & space complex processing for filling and launch within the scheduled time – on April 15, 2005, at 4:46 a.m. Moscow time.
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04/13/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-6At 5:00 a.m. Moscow Time, the transporter with the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle and the Soyuz TMA-6 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-6 system was erected on the launcher. First launch day activities began.
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04/12/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
In commemoration of the Day of Cosmonautics S.P. Korolev RSC Energia managers and specialists, who are currently engaged in launch preparation of the Soyuz TMA-6 manned transport spacecraft, laid wreaths to memorial plaques of S.P. Korolev, the founder of practical cosmonautics, chief designer of rocket & space systems, and Yu.A. Gagarin, the first cosmonaut of the planet.
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Soyuz TMA-6Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft was integrated with the launch vehicle in the LV Assembly and Testing Facility.
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A meeting of the Governmental Commission and the Technical Management was held where a decision was made to roll out the launch vehicle carrying Soyuz TMA-6 to the launch pad.
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04/11/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft was transported from the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility to the Launch Vehicle Assembly and Testing Facility for integration.
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04/10/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The Soyuz TMA-6 prime and backup crews inspected the transport spacecraft in its launch configuration in the Assembly and Testing Facility.
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04/09/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The prime crewThe prime crew (Sergei Krikalev (Russia), John Phillips (USA), Roberto Vittori (Italy)) and backup crew (Mikhail Tyurin (Russia), Daniel Tani (USA), Robert Thirsk (Canada)) of the Soyuz TMA-6 transport spacecraft arrived to the launch site to immediate training for the flight to the ISS scheduled on April 15.
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04/08/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft was completed.
Payload shroud roll on to the spacecraft was performed.
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04/07/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft was docked with the transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.
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04/06/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Fueled Soyuz TMA-6 was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations.
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04/05/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Fueling of the Soyuz TMA-6 transport spacecraft with propellants and compressed gases is under way.
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04/04/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Members of the prime and backup crews of the Russian Soyuz transport spacecraft had training sessions and fit checks in the Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft.
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04/03/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The prime crew (Sergei Krikalev (Russia), John Phillips (USA), Roberto Vittori (Italy)) and backup crew (Mikhail Tyurin (Russia), Daniel Tani (USA), Robert Thirsk (Canada)) of the Soyuz TMA-6 transport spacecraft arrived to the cosmodrome to accomplish training and accept the spacecraft.
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04/03/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The prime crew (Sergei Krikalev (Russia), John Phillips (USA), Roberto Vittori (Italy)) and backup crew (Mikhail Tyurin (Russia), Daniel Tani (USA), Robert Thirsk (Canada)) of the Soyuz TMA-6 transport spacecraft arrived to the cosmodrome to accomplish training and accept the spacecraft.
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03/16/2005 Korolev, Moscow Area.
On March 15th RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev hosted the next practice training under the plan for preparation of the International Space Station expedition 11 (ISS-11) crews.
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03/15/2005 Korolev, Moscow Area.
On performance of practice training sessions by ISS main expedition 11 and visiting expedition 8 crews.
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02/17/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Assembly-and-test building on site 254 of the Cosmodrome was used to open docking interface of Instrument Compartment, assemble service lines of Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft and ground network, as well as carry out the required scope of checks.
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02/16/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-6Manned 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 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.
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