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April 7, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia

A meeting of the State commission was held. Director of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center V.V. Tsibliev reported about the crew readiness for the planned spaceflight. RSC Energia President and General Designer V.A. Lopota reported about readiness of the Soyuz FG/Soyuz TMA-12 rocket-space complex for further prelaunch processing. The State commission approved the prime and backup crews for the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft and the ISS-17 and also a decision was adopted to continue preparation of the Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-12 rocket-space complex for fueling and launch at the set time on April 8, 2008, namely at 15 hr. 16 min Moscow time.

The Prime Crew: spacecraft commander, ISS-17 commander test cosmonaut of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, RF Air Force Lieutenant-Colonel Sergey Alexandrovich Volkov; spacecraft flight engineer, ISS-17 flight engineer S.P. Korolev RSC Energia test cosmonaut Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko; spaceflight participant of the ISS visiting crew, South Korea citizen, So Yeon Yi.

The Backup Crew: spacecraft commander, ISS-17 commander test cosmonaut of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Colonel of RF Air Force Maksim Viktorovich Suraev; spacecraft flight engineer, ISS-17 flight engineer S.P. Korolev RSC Energia test cosmonaut Oleg Ivanovich Skripochka; spaceflight participant of the ISS visiting crew, South Korea citizen, San Ko.

 

 

 

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