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.

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