[sarex] Expedition 14 Takes Command
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Thu Sep 28 02:06:12 PDT 2006
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Expedition 14 Takes Command, Expedition 13 Prepares for Return to Earth
New station residents Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight
Engineer Mikhail Tyurin are in charge of the orbiting complex. Flight
Engineer Thomas Reiter officially joined Expedition 14 last week.
Meanwhile, Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer
Jeff Williams are preparing to return to Earth on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Spaceflight Participant Anousheh Ansari will also end her visit that day
and return with Expedition 13.
A formal change of command ceremony from Expedition 13 to Expedition 14
occurred Wednesday, Sept. 27. NASA TV will begin coverage of a farewell
ceremony and closing of the hatches on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 2:35 p.m.
EDT, as the Expedition 13 crew and Ansari prepare to depart. They are
scheduled to land in Kazakhstan at 9:14 p.m. EDT.
As the crew handover proceeds, both crews continue science and
maintenance activities, as well as exercise. The Elektron oxygen
generator was serviced over the weekend and was reactivated Tuesday, but
failed shortly thereafter.
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