[sarex] Anderson Joins Station Crew
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Mon Jun 11 03:39:31 PDT 2007
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*Anderson Joins Station Crew, Williams Ends 6-month Expedition Tour*
NASA Astronaut Clayton Anderson joined the Expedition 15 crew Sunday,
replacing Flight Engineer Suni Williams. Anderson arrived at the station
as a member of Space Shuttle Atlantis’ STS-117 crew. Atlantis docked to
the station at 3:36 p.m. EDT.
He and Williams officially swapped crews when his custom-made seat liner
was swapped out in the Soyuz spacecraft docked to the station. Williams
is wrapping up a six-month stay aboard the station. She will return to
Earth on Atlantis, which is slated to undock June 17. Anderson is
scheduled to leave the station this fall.
Also arriving with Atlantis is the Starboard 3 and 4 (S3/S4) truss
segments. The S3/S4 contains a new set of solar arrays that will
increase the station’s power-generation capabilities. The new truss will
be attached Monday. The STS-117 crew will use the station and shuttle
robotic arms and conduct spacewalks to install and activate the truss.
Three spacewalks are scheduled for STS-117’s stay.
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