May 16, 2009. Baikonur launch site,
S.P.Korolev RSC Energia branch office

The primary and backup crews of the ISS Expedition 20 have entered into their final training phase in the processing facility.

Roman Romanenko (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Frank De Winne (ESA, Belgium), Robert Thirsk (CSA, Canada), Dmitriy Kondratiev (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Andre Kuipers (ESA, the Netherlands), Christopher Hadfield (CSA, Canada) have inspected the Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft, tried on Sokol-KV spacesuits and customized contoured couches, went through the on-board documentation and the launch manifest.






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