[sarex] Expedition 15-16 Crews Work Together
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Mon Oct 15 15:17:47 PDT 2007
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*Expedition Crews Work Together*
Astronauts Clay Anderson and Peggy WhitsonImage above: Flight Engineer
Clay Anderson and Commander Peggy Whitson take a break from handover
activities to talk to the press Monday. Credit: NASA TV
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The newly arrived Expedition 16 crew members are familiarizing
themselves with life aboard the International Space Station as
Expedition 15 nears the end of its mission.
The Expedition 16 crew, Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineers
Yuri Malenchenko and Clay Anderson, joined with Expedition 15 Commander
Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov for several hours of
dedicated handover activity on Monday.
Whitson and Anderson reviewed the Crew Medical Restraint System and the
exercise equipment aboard the station.
Malenchenko began his first shuttle photography training session. The
station crew will use digital cameras to take high-resolution images of
space shuttle Discovery's thermal protection system when it approaches
the station for docking later this month.
Whitson, Malenchenko and spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor
docked with the station aboard their Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft at 10:50
Expedition 15 welcomed the new crew aboard the station when the hatches
were opened at 12:22 p.m. Friday. Afterwards, Anderson, who joined
Expedition 15 in June, became an Expedition 16 crew member when his
seatliner was moved from the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft to Soyuz TMA-11.
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Both crews will work together until Oct. 21, when Yurchikhin, Kotov and
Shukor depart aboard Soyuz TMA-10. Anderson will remain with Expedition
16 and return to Earth with the Discovery crew on the STS-120 mission.
+ View crew daily timelines
+ Read more about Expedition 15
+ Read more about Expedition 16
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