March 28, 2007. Baikonur launch site, S.P.Korolev RSC Energia branch office

The primary and backup crews of the ISS Expedition 15 and Taxi Mission 12 have entered into their final training phase in the processing facility. Fyodor Yurchikhin (S.P. Korolev RSC Energia), Oleg Kotov (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center) and Charles Simonyi (USA) reported to General Designer N.N. Sevastianov on their readiness to proceed with the training. The cosmonauts have inspected the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft, tried on Sokol-KV spacesuits and customized contoured couches, went through the on-board documentation and the launch manifest, checked their radio communications equipment, as well as conducted a training session for scientific experiments.






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