[sarex] Endeavour Docks; Expedition 15 set to Welcome Visitor
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Fri Aug 10 12:29:19 PDT 2007
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*Endeavour Docks; Expedition 15 set to Welcome Visitors*
Space Shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station at
2:02 p.m. EDT today, setting the stage for the on-orbit expansion of the
outpost. Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineers
Oleg Kotov and Clay Anderson will welcome the seven-member STS-118 crew
aboard the station after the hatches between the vehicles open at about
Endeavour delivered the Starboard 5 (S5) truss, which will be attached
to the station Saturday. The STS-118 crew also will conduct a spacewalk
Saturday to assist in the installation and activation of the S5.
In addition to the construction work, the two crews will conduct at
least two more spacewalks. One of the spacewalking tasks includes the
replacement of a faulty attitude control gyro. The two crews also will
transfer cargo between the shuttle and station.
STS-118 is the 22nd shuttle mission to visit the station.
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