March 27, 2008. Baikonur launch site, S.P.Korolev RSC Energia branch office

The primary and backup crews of the ISS Expedition 17 and Taxi Mission 14 have entered into their final training phase in the processing facility. Sergey Volkov (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Oleg Kononenko (S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Russia), So Yeon Yi (South Korea) have inspected the Soyuz TMA-12 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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