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03/30/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
ISS-13At 06:30 a.m. of Moscow summer time integrated launch vehicle Soyuz-FG with spacecraft Soyuz TMA-8 was launched to International Space Station from cosmodrome Baikonur.
The Increment 13 (ISS-13) crew and visiting crew 10 (VC-10) are on board the Russian transport manned vehicle.
The Soyuz TMA-8 crew consists of: Pavel Vladimirovich Vinogradov, Russian test cosmonaut (ISS-13 commander and Soyuz-TMA commander, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Hero of the Russian Federation); Jeffry Nels Williams, American astronaut (spacecraft flight engineer-1, ISS-13 flight engineer, U.S. AF Colonel); and Marcos Cezar Pontes, the first Brazilian astronaut (spacecraft flight engineer-2 spaceflight participant, BSA astronaut, Brazil AF Lieutenant Colonel).
The launch task is planned change of Increment 12 (ISS-12) crew and spacecraft Soyuz TMA-7, operating within the orbital complex as a rescue vehicle from October 3, 2005.
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ISS-13The spacecraft commander is reporting on the crew readiness for the flight.

ISS-13 The Federal Space Agency and S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia leaders are talking with the crew members. ISS-13At the cosmonaut's training hall.
The main crew is donning flight space suits and checking them for pressure integrity.

03/29/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The Prime CrewA meeting of the State Board was held at which the Soyuz TMA-8 and ISS-13 prime and backup crews were approved, as well as a decision was made to continue the Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-8 rocket & space complex processing for filling and launch within the scheduled time – on March 30, 2006, at 6:30 a.m. Moscow time.

The prime crew consists of: Pavel Vladimirovich Vinogradov, ISS commander and Soyuz-TMA commander, flight cosmonaut of RF, test cosmonaut of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia; Jeffry Nels Williams, spacecraft flight-engineer, ISS-13 flight engineer, NASA astronaut, U.S. AF Colonel; Marcos Cezar Pontes, spaceflight participant, BSA astronaut,  Brazil AF Lieutenant Colonel.

The backup crew consists of: Fedor Nikolaevich Yurchikhin, spacecraft commander and ISS-13 flight-engineer, flight cosmonaut of RF, test cosmonaut of S.P. Korolev Rocket&Space Corporation Energia; Edward Michael Fincke, spacecraft flight-engineer, ISS-13 commander, NASA astronaut, U.S. AF Lieutenant Colonel; Sergey Alexandrovich Volkov, ISS VC flight engineer, Soyuz TMA flight engineer-2, test cosmonaut of Yu.A. Gagarin TsPK RGNII, Lieutenant Colonel of RF Air Force.

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03/28/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-8At 5:00 a.m. Moscow Time, the transporter with the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle and the Soyuz TMA-7 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-8 system was erected on the launcher. First launch day activities began.
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03/27/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft was integrated with the launch vehicle in the LV Assembly and Testing Facility. This day 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-8 to the launch pad.
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03/26/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-8The Soyuz TMA-8 prime and backup crews inspected the transport spacecraft in its launch configuration in the Assembly and Testing Facility. Additionally the crews had a consultation on the kits of equipment that are to be delivered to and returned from orbit on-board Soyuz TMA spacecraft.
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Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft was transported from the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility to the Launch Vehicle Assembly and Testing Facility for integration.
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03/24/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-8Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft was completed.
Payload shroud roll on to the spacecraft was performed.
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03/23/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft was docked with the transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.
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03/22/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Transport vehicle Soyuz TMA-8 loaded with propellants and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations.
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03/20/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The prime crew (P.V.Vinogradov,  J. Williams, M. Pontes) and backup crew (F.N. Yurchikhin, M. Fincke, S.A. Volkov) of the Soyuz TMA-8  transport spacecraft accomplished the training during which they performed fit-check of individual cradles, leak and functional checks of spacesuits,  worked with  radio systems and  flight documentation, familiarized  with composition of ascent/descent cargoes, and had a lesson on science experiments.
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03/18/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The prime crew (Pavel V. Vinogradov (Russia), Jeffrey N. Williams (USA), Marcos C. Pontes (Brazil)) and backup crew (Fyodor N. Yurchikhin (Russia), Edward M. Fincke (USA), Sergey A. Volkov (Russia)) of the Soyuz TMA-8 transport spacecraft arrived to the cosmodrome to accomplish training and accept the spacecraft.
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March 15, 2006. Korolev, Moscow Region.
At S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia the regular session of the Board of Chief Designers on the Russian Segment of the International Space Station (ISS) was held under the chairmanship of N.N. Sevastianov, President, General Designer of RSC Energia.
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03/11/2006 Korolev, Moscow Region.
On February 28, 2006 RSC Energia hosted the training sessions of Brazilian citizen Marcos Pontes under the training program for the participant in space flight to the International space station (ISS) within 10th Visiting Crew.
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02/14/2006 Korolev, Moscow Region.
Rocket and Space Corporation Energia after S.P. Korolev held the meeting of the broadened Scientific-Technical Board according to the agenda “Review of the Problems Facing Russian Manned Cosmonautics Development Over the 2006-2030 Period”. The Corporation’s President, General Designer, Chairman of the Scientific-Technical Board N.N. Sevastiyanov delivered the report entitled “Concept of Manned Cosmonautics Development”.
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02.06.2006 Korolev, Moscow Region.
The next training activities under the program for training of International Space Station 13th Prime Expedition (ISS-13) crews were held at RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev.
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10.04.2005 Korolev, Moscow Area.
The training sessions under the program to train the crews of Expedition 13 to the International Space Station (ISS-13) are in progress at RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev.
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