[sarex] The Expedition 15 crew members have returned home.
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Sun Oct 21 04:58:11 PDT 2007
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*Expedition 15 Returns Home*
21 October 2007
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor and Expediton 15 and 16 crews Image above: The
crew members onboard the International Space Station pose for a group
photo in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station.
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The Expedition 15 crew members have returned home.
After bidding farewell to the Expedition 16 crew Saturday night, the
Expedition 15 crew, Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg
Kotov, boarded their Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft for the return to Earth.
They undocked from the station around 3:14 a.m. EDT Sunday and landed in
the steppes of Kazakhstan at 6:36 a.m.
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Joining Expedition 15 for the journey home was spaceflight participant
Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, a Malaysian flying under an agreement with the
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos). He arrived at the station with
the Expedition 16 crew, Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Yuri
Malenchenko, on Oct 12.
At a change of command ceremony Friday afternoon, the Expedition 15 crew
formally handed over command of the station to Expedition 16.
Accepting command of the station from Yurchikhin, Whitson remarked,
"It's been a very impressive mission, and you guys have performed
Flight Engineer Clay Anderson, who joined Expedition 15 in June, will
remain onboard as a member of Expedition 16, until his replacement,
astronaut Dan Tani, arrives on the STS-120 shuttle mission later this
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+ Read more about Expedition 15
+ Read more about Expedition 16
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