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09/30/2005. Baikonur Cosmodrome.

A meeting of the State Board was held at which the Soyuz TMA-7 and ISS-12 prime and backup crews were approved, as well as a decision was made to continue the Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-7 rocket & space complex processing for filling and launch within the scheduled time on October 1, 2005, at 7:54 a.m. Moscow time.

The prime crew consists of: Valery Ivanovich Tokarev, spacecraft commander and ISS-12 flight-engineer, flight cosmonaut of RF, test cosmonaut of Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Colonel of RF Air Force; William Surles McArthur, Jr., spacecraft flight-engineer, ISS-12 commander, NASA astronaut, U.S. AF Retired Colonel; Gregory Hammond Olsen, spaceflight participant.

The backup crew consists of: Mikhail Vladislavovich Tyurin, spacecraft commander and ISS-12 flight-engineer, flight cosmonaut of RF, test cosmonaut of S.P. Korolev Rocket&Space Corporation Energia; Jeffrey Nels Williams, spacecraft flight-engineer, ISS-12 commander, NASA astronaut, U.S. AF Colonel; Sergey Valerievich Kostenko, spaceflight participant.

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