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Soyuz TMA-10 Crew Cleared for Launch

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:17 am
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S.P. Korolev Energia Press Release:

Today the Interdepartmental Committee assessed the results of qualification test for ISS-15 Expedition and VC-12 visiting crew members. The crew has completed flight training with the mark “excellent”.

During two days Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin (S.P. Korolev RSC Energia) and Oleg Kotov (RGNII CTC after Yu.A. Gagarin) together with backup cosmonauts Roman Romanenko (RGNII CTC after Yu.A. Gagarin) and Mikhail Kornienko (S.P. Korolev RSC Energia) demonstrated the skills acquired in the course of training at the Cosmonauts Training Center after Yu.A. Gagarin using the ISS Russian Segment and Soyuz TMA manned space vehicle mockups.

US citizen Charles Simonyi as a space flight participant of the ISS Visiting Crew participated in the test together with the Expedition crew. He is to go on a space journey to the ISS together with a visiting crew for 11 days and return to Earth as a member of ISS-14 Expedition.

Soyuz TMA-10 launch from Baikonur cosmodrome is slated for April 7, 2007.

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