Soyuz TMA-15 crew and back-up crew at the pre-launch press conference

State Commission gives go-ahead for launch

26 May 2009

Following last night's State Commission meeting, where officials gave their approval for the launch of the Soyuz TMA-15 at 12:34 CEST on 27 May, the crew participated in a press conference at the Cosmonaut Hotel early this morning.

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Soyuz TMA-15 crew at the pre-launch press conference
ESA astronaut Frank De Winne during pre-launch press conference
ESA astronaut Frank De Winne answers questions at the pre-launch press conference
Bernardo Patti, ESA's ISS Manager, during the State Commission meeting to approve the Soyuz launch
Anatoly Perminov during State Commission meeting to approve Soyuz launch
ESA astronaut Frank De Winne talks during the State Commission meeting to approve the Soyuz launch
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