[sarex] Station Crew Prepares for Upcoming Missions
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Fri Aug 24 18:29:35 PDT 2007
SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
*Station Crew Prepares for Upcoming Missions*
iss015e23031 -- The Expedition 15 and STS-118 crewsImage above: The
Expedition 15 and STS-118 crews pose for a group photo inside the
International Space Station. Image credit: NASA TO VIEW IMAGE GO
Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineers Oleg
Kotov and Clay Anderson are back to work with the departure of space
shuttle Endeavour and the STS-118 crew. The departing shuttle crew left
behind a newly installed S5 truss structure and an external stowage
Upcoming missions to visit the current station residents include the
STS-120 and Expedition 16 crews.
Space Shuttle Discovery will deliver a new station resident, Flight
Engineer Dan Tani, and return Anderson home. The Discovery crew will
also install the Harmony module, the second U.S. node.
Expedition 16 will launch in October aboard a Soyuz rocket carrying
Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko and
spaceflight participant Sheikh Muzaphar Shukor. When Expedition 15
leaves the station, Shukor will return home with the departing crew.
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