The Soyuz TMA-22 prime and back-up crews participated in the first day of the traditional final exams at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (TsPK) in Star City.
The prime crew — Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoli Ivanishin and Daniel Burbank — was examined in the ISS simulator (starting at 8:40 a.m. local time). They had to solve the following 'anomalies': low pressure levels, communication failure between U.S. and Russian segments, communication problem of central computer, problems with the toilet, and, in the final phase, a fire. The crew had no problems in handling these issues.
In the meantime, the backup crew was examined in the Soyuz simulator. At 8:20 a.m., commander Gennady Padalka reported the readiness of his crew — including Sergei Revin and Joe Acaba — to the examination commission.
Padalka then selected an envelope which contained the emergency scenarios his crew had to cope with on the Soyuz. These included: a disruption of the communications link, angular velocity sensor failure, a leak after separating, and a failure of the control system of the propulsion system during descent.
On day two, the crews will swap places.