December 10, 2009. Baikonur launch site,
branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia

The primary and backup crews of the ISS Expedition 22 have entered into their final training phase in the processing facility.

Oleg Kotov (Roscosmos, Russia), Timothy Creamer (NASA, USA), Soichi Noguchi (JAXA, Japan), Douglas Wheelock (NASA, USA), Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos, Russia), Satoshi Furukawa (JAXA, Japan) have inspected the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft, tried on Sokol-KV spacesuits and customized contoured couches, went through the on-board documentation and the launch manifest.

The Technical Management meeting took place, which made a decision to fuel Soyuz TMA-17 vehicle with propellant components and compressed gases.






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