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NEXT INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION CREW NAMED



Date:    Tue, 23 Nov 2004 16:50:45 -0600
From:     info@JSC.NASA.GOV
Subject: Press Release #H04-383

November 23,  2004

Allard Beutel
Headquarters,  Washington
202-358-4769


Doug Peterson
Johnson Space Center,  Houston
281-483-5111



Report #H04-383

NEXT INTERNATIONAL  SPACE STATION CREW NAMED

Veteran NASA astronaut John Phillips and  seasoned Russian Cosmonaut Sergei 
Krikalev are the next crew of the  International Space Station. Their six-month 
mission is set for launch in April  2005.

Phillips and Krikalev are the eleventh crew for the orbiting  research 
complex. Krikalev will serve as Station Commander, and Phillips is  Flight Engineer 
and NASA International Space Station Science Officer. Designated  Expedition 
11, they will be on board the Station when the Space Shuttle makes  its first 
Return to Flight mission. The Shuttle is scheduled to dock with the  Space 
Station in May 2005.

Both crewmembers have previously been to the  International Space Station. 
Phillips flew to the Station aboard the Shuttle on  the STS-100 mission in 2001. 
During that 12-day mission, the crew installed the  Canadarm2 Station robotic 
arm.

In 2000, Krikalev was a member of  Expedition 1, the first International 
Space Station crew. Expedition 11 will be  his sixth space flight and fourth 
long-duration mission. He has the most flights  for any Russian cosmonaut.

Selected in 1985, Krikalev flew aboard the Mir  Space Station in 1988-89, 
1991-92 and the International Space Station in  2000-01. He flew aboard the 
Shuttle on the first joint U.S.-Russian mission,  STS-60 in 1994, and on the first 
International Space Station assembly mission,  STS-88 in 1998. Krikalev has 
accumulated 625 days in space. At the completion of  a six-month stay aboard the 
Station on Expedition 11, Krikalev will have spent  more time in space than 
any other person.

The Expedition 11 backup  crewmembers are astronaut Daniel Tani and cosmonaut 
Mikhail  Tyurin.


For more information about NASA astronauts, Russian  cosmonauts, and the 
Space Station, on the Web,  visit:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov


For information about NASA  missions and projects, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov




73 Ernie  K1ELA
Check out my web page _LINK_ (http://members.aol.com/k1ela/index.html) 
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