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NASA Announces Next ISS Crew #13



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A./C #31468

>Jan. 5, 2006
>
>Katherine Trinidad/J.D. Harrington
>Headquarters, Washington 
>(Phone: 202/358-3749/5241)
>
>Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters
>Johnson Space Center, Houston
>(Phone: 281/483-5111) 
>
>RELEASE: 06-002
>
>NASA ANNOUNCES NEXT INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION CREW
>
>NASA and its international partners have selected astronaut Jeffrey 
>Williams and Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov as the next crew for 
>the International Space Station, designated as Expedition 13. 
>
>Williams is a U.S. Army colonel and veteran of one space flight. He 
>will serve as Expedition 13 flight engineer and NASA science officer. 
>He flew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist in 
>May 2000 on a 10-day space station assembly mission. During that 
>mission, he performed a spacewalk lasting almost seven hours. He is a 
>graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. He has 
>master's degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, 
>Calif., and the Naval War College, Newport, R.I. He was selected as 
>an astronaut in 1996. 
>
>Vinogradov, a veteran of one long-duration spaceflight, will command 
>Expedition 13. He flew aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the Russian Mir 
>Space Station as flight engineer for the 24th resident crew in 1997, 
>a 198-day mission. During the mission, he performed five spacewalks. 
>A graduate of Moscow Aviation Institute, he was selected as a 
>cosmonaut in 1992. 
>
>Astronaut Mike Fincke and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin were 
>selected to train as the back-up crew. 
>
>Williams and Vinogradov will launch aboard a Russian Soyuz (TMA-8) in 
>March 2006. They will discuss their mission during a news conference 
>Thursday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. EST (2 p.m. CST), at NASA's Johnson Space 
>Center, Houston. For information about the space station and crew 
>biographical information on the Web, visit: 
>
>http://www.nasa.gov/station
>
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