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Expedition 14 Arrives at Space Station



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Expedition 14 Arrives at Space Station*

The International Space Stationís next set of residents arrived at 1:21 
a.m. EDT today when the Soyuz TMA 9 spacecraft docked. Expedition 14 
Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin are 
scheduled to enter the station when the hatches are opened at around 
4:30 a.m., where they will be greeted by the Expedition 13 crew.

Accompanying Expedition 14 is American Anousheh Ansari, who will be the 
first female spaceflight participant to visit the station. She is flying 
under contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency.

Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin will replace Expedition 13 Commander Pavel 
Vinogradov and NASA Science Officer Jeff Williams. European Space Agency 
Astronaut Thomas Reiter will remain on the station and join Expedition 14.

Vinogradov, Williams and Ansari are slated to return to Earth on Sept. 28.

+ Read more about the docking 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition14/exp14_advancer.html> 


For the latest information on STS-115, please visit: 
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html>

+ Read more about Expedition 13 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition13/index.html>
+ Read more about Expedition 14 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition14/index.html>
+ View crew's daily timelines 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html>

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