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EXP 9 ON WAY TO ISS




    Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat #31468


Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington                       April 18, 2004
(Phone: 202/358-4769/1272)

RELEASE: 04-133

EXPEDITION 9 ON THE WAY TO SPACE STATION

     Expedition 9, the new crew of the International Space 
Station, was successfully launched tonight at 11:18 p.m. EDT. 
The crew reached orbit at approximately 11:28 p.m. EDT.

The Expedition 9 Commander, Russian cosmonaut Gennady 
Padalka, and NASA International Space Station Science Officer 
Mike Fincke were successfully launched from the Baikonur 
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. 
They'll arrive at the orbiting laboratory in two days.

European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers of the 
Netherlands was launched with Padalka and Fincke. He will 
spend nine days on the Station performing scientific 
experiments under a contract between ESA and the Russian 
Federal Space Agency.

Kuipers will return to Earth April 29 EDT with the Expedition 
8 Station crew, Commander and NASA Station Science Officer 
Mike Foale and a Russian cosmonaut, Flight Engineer Alexander 
Kaleri. They have been on the Station since last October.

For information about NASA and the International Space 
Station on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov



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