[sarex] Expedition Crews Working Together
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*Expedition Crews Working Together*
19 October 2007
Image above: The Expedition 15 and 16 crews, along with spaceflight
participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, take a break from their activities
to talk to the press. Credit: NASA TV
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The newly arrived Expedition 16 crew members continue to familiarize
themselves with life aboard the International Space Station as
Expedition 15 nears the end of its mission.
Expedition 16 crew members Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer
Clay Anderson reviewed spacewalk hardware and systems in the Quest
airlock Tuesday in preparation for the arrival of space shuttle
Discovery next week and the upcoming spacewalks.
Whitson and Anderson also continued their review of the medical
equipment aboard the station, checking out the defibrillator stowed
onboard for emergencies.
Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko completed another session
of shuttle photography training. 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
arrived at the station aboard their Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft Friday, Oct 12.
The Expedition 15 crew, Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, Flight Engineer
Oleg Kotov and Anderson, 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.
+ Read more about the docking
+ View launch day images
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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