February 4, 2002. Korolev, Moscow area.
The crew of the third visiting ("taxi") mission
to the International Space Station continue their training
for the mission.
S.P.Korolev RSC Energia hosted training sessions for Russian
cosmonauts included in the main and back-up crews, and ESA
astronaut, citizen of Italy R.Vittori.
The training sessions with Yu.Gidzenko, R.Vittori (main
crew), G.Padalka, O.Kononenko (back-up crew) took place
when RSC Energia and Italian developers were conducting
joint acceptance tests on the equipment designed for space
experiments CHIRO and VEST, included in the mission plan.
This equipment will be delivered on-board the Russian segment
on the logistics vehicle of the Progress M1 type.