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March 25, 2009, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia

A session of the State Commission was held. The acting Head of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center Yu.P.Gidzenko made a report on the crew readiness for the mission. The President and General Designer of the S.P.Korolev RSC Energia V.A.Lopota made a report on the readiness of the integrated launch vehicle/manned spacecraft system Soyuz-FG/Soyuz-TMA for further pre-launch processing. The State Commission confirmed the primary and backup crews of Soyuz TMA-14 and ISS-19, and also made a decision to proceed with the preparation of the integrated launch vehicle/spacecraft system Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-14 for fueling and launch at the scheduled time - on March 26, 2009, at 2:49 p.m. Moscow Time.

The Prime Crew: ISS-19 Commander, Soyuz TMA Commander - instructor-cosmonaut-tester of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russian Air Force Colonel Gennady Ivanovich Padalka; ISS Flight Engineer, Soyuz TMA Flight Engineer - NASA astronaut, US Air Force Colonel Michael Barratt; space flight participant of the ISS visiting mission, USA citizen Charles Simonyi

The Backup Crew: ISS-19 Commander, Soyuz TMA Flight Engineer - NASA astronaut, US Air Force Colonel Jeffry Williams; ISS Flight Engineer, Soyuz TMA Commander - Commander of Cosmonauts Corps Team of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russian Air Force Colonel Maxim Viktorovich Suraev; space flight participant of the ISS visiting mission, USA citizen Esther Dyson.

 

 

 

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