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The basic crew MCS-20 has successfully consulted with all supernumerary situations on the Russian segment of station. / May 6, 2009 /

Yesterday the basic crew of 20th basic expedition on MCS has successfully overcome all tests during the first day of examination complex training on Tuesday.

As have informed in the Center of preparation of cosmonauts, «on the Russian segment of station of Roman Romanenko, Franc де Vinn and Robert Tirsk have received an estimation»perfectly". As always, in the ticket number 1 which cosmonauts have extended in the morning in the presence of a selection committee, was five supernumerary situations. The valve of system of giving of oxygen of"Elektron"at first"has broken", then to crew have informed on refusal of the receiver of VHF-1. Having eliminated malfunction in"Elektrone"and having settled a problem with the transmitter, cosmonauts" have lost touch "onboard лэптопа with the central post of station.

But the main test waited examined ahead — on the Russian segment of station depressurization has been found out. However the amicable man’s trio of cosmonauts has consulted and with this test. In the end of training де Vinnu was necessary to show to the commander of crew medical skills — at its partner Romanenko, under the scenario, the cholecystitis attack has begun, and the astronaut had to «treat» the colleague, using Russian medical packings available onboard station.

While the basic crew МКС-20 «rescued» station and «was treated», doublers — Dmitry Kondratyev, Chris Hedfild and Andre Kaupers — showed skills of a ship-handling «Union TMA».

Today, on May, 6th, crews will exchange in places, and in the evening after «analysis of flights» commission TSPK will put down total marks which the interdepartmental commission on May, 7th should confirm.


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