The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has set a date for launching the Soyuz TMA-5, which is to deliver a new crew to the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA-5 is poised to start from the Kazakhstani &to=http://english.pravda.ru/society/2002/01/14/25537.html' target=_blank>cosmodrome Baikonur on October 14, 2004, the press department of Roscosmos reported. Earlier the launch of the Soyuz TMA-5 was scheduled for October 9 and then rescheduled for October 11 due to a technical malfunction in the docking system.
The tenth ISS crew will conduct two spacewalks during a 196-day mission. The crew will consist of U.S. astronaut Leroy Chiao (the captain of the crew) and Russian cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Shargin will spend 9 days on the ISS and then return to Earth with the ninth &to=http://english.pravda.ru/fun/2001/09/03/14042.html' target=_blank>ISS crew.
"We should use shock therapy to sober up the Americans. In this case, the Americans will speak about the need to resume dialogue. There is no other option"
The United States is concerned about the current crisis in the relations with Russia and suggests returning to reasonable policies to avoid a nuclear war