[sarex] ISS CREW TO TAKE A SHORT TRIP
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Wed Oct 4 12:36:27 PDT 2006
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Oct. 4, 2006
Johnson Space Center, Houston
NASA SPACE STATION COMMANDER, CREW TO TAKE A SHORT TRIP
The International Space Station's residents will take a brief ride
around their home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, and NASA TV will provide live
coverage of the short journey.
Expedition 14 Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria, Flight Engineer Mikhail
Tyurin and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter will shut
down vital station systems and undock their Soyuz spacecraft from its
port at the aft end of the Zvezda Service Module.
They will then take a 30-minute trip that will relocate the Soyuz to
the Earth-facing docking port on the station's Zarya module. The
maneuver will free Zvezda's docking port for the arrival of a new
Russian Progress cargo spacecraft later this month.
NASA TV coverage of the Soyuz relocation will begin at 2:45 p.m. EDT
on Oct. 10. Undocking is scheduled at 3:11 p.m. with re-docking
planned at approximately 3:39 p.m.
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