September 29, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia
Primary (Yury Lonchakov (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center,
Russia), Michael Fincke (NASA, USA), Richard Garriott (USA))
and backup (Gennady Padalka (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training
Center, Russia), Michael Barratt (NASA, USA), Nik Halik
(Australia)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-13 transportation spacecraft
arrived to the Baikonur launch site. At the airport they
were met by the first vice president, first deputy designer
general of RSC Energia Nikolai Ivanovich Zelenshchikov and
other managers of the Corporation.
Commanders of the crews reported on their readiness for
pre-flight training and Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft acceptance.