The Japanese cosmonaut Toehiro A. his commander Afanasyev VM. and flight engineer M.Kh. during the pre-flight press conference.
Faces of journalists.
The Japanese flag on the wall.
Emblem of the Soviet-Japanese space flight on Toehiro's jacket, Tohehiro's face.
The face of an interpreter from Japanese and Afanasyev.
A Japanese journalist is videotaping.
The faces of Toyohiro's relatives.
View of the hall of the press conference.
Toyohiro and Afanasyev in the spacesuits undergo preflight physical examination.
Space ship "Soyuz-TM11" at the launch.
Journalists on the launch pad.
Astronauts during a press conference.
The view of the spacecraft on the launch pad, the inscription on the asphalt in Japanese in Latin letters.
A paper with porcelain, attached to the asphalt before the launch pad.
Installation of the spacecraft on the launch pad.
Types of the ship at the start.
Cosmonauts and journalists during a press conference.
Toyohiro Akiyama - Japanese journalist, cosmonaut Afanasiev Viktor Mikhailovich - the pilot-cosmonaut Manarov Musa Hiramanovich - the pilot-cosmonaut
Locations: Baikonur Kazakhstan