[sarex] ISS SCIENCE Status Report: SS07-18
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> April 7, 2007
> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington
> John Ira Petty
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> STATUS REPORT: SS07-18
> INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION STATUS REPORT: SS07-18
> HOUSTON - Two Russian cosmonauts and a space flight participant
> launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in
> Kazakhstan at 12:31 p.m. CDT Saturday for a two-day flight to the
> International Space Station.
> Less than 10 minutes after launch their spacecraft reached orbit and
> its antennas and solar arrays deployed. The Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft
> is scheduled to dock at the station at a little after 3 p.m. Monday.
> Once they arrive at the station, Cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin,
> Expedition 15 commander, and Oleg Kotov, Expedition 15 flight
> engineer, and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi, a U.S.
> businessman, will be greeted by the station's current crew,
> Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and flight engineers
> Mikhail Tyurin and Suni Williams.
> Simonyi, flying under contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency,
> will return to Earth on April 20 with Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin, who
> have been aboard the station since September 2006.
> Flight Engineer Suni Williams, who has served as an Expedition 14 crew
> member since December, will remain on the station joining the
> Expedition 15 crew. She is scheduled to return home aboard space
> shuttle Endeavour this summer.
> Information on the crew's activities aboard the space station, future
> launch dates, as well as station sighting opportunities from anywhere
> on the Earth, is available on the Internet at:
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