Russian cosmonaut Gennadi Padalka heads the expedition, the only subordinate being Michael Fink from the European Space agency. They will stay at the ISS for six months.
The representative of the European Space Agency, Andrew Coopers will accompany the two in the flight to the ISS. He is scheduled to return to the Earth with the members of the present, 8th mission, American Michael Fouell and Russian Alexander Kaleri.
The space ship Soyuz TMA-4 will bring the mission to the station on April 21. The automatic space-link is preliminary fixed for 9:00. - 0 - (muz/sm)