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JSC2002-E-03634 (30 January 2002) --- Backup Soyuz 4 commander Gennady Padalka, a Russian cosmonaut, listens to a briefing on communications while visiting the Space Station Training Facility (*SSTF) at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). The Soyuz 4 prime and backup crew members have been touring several other JSC facilities this week, with yet others scheduled. The prime crew members will launch in late April from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, to deliver a fresh Soyuz spacecraft to the station for use as a lifeboat. After spending about a week aboard the outpost, they will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz spacecraft now attached to the station.

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 04/09/2002
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