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Expedition 14 Readying the Station for Guests



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Expedition 14 Readying the Station for Guests*

  Image above: Expedition 15 cosmonauts Oleg Kotov (left) and Fyodor 
Yurchikhin (center) along with spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi 
share a toast during a ceremonial breakfast at the Gagarin Cosmonaut 
Training Facility in Star City. Image credit: NASA

TO VIEW IMAGE GO TO:  
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

The Expedition 14 crew had an off-duty day Sunday. This week they 
continue readying the space station for guests arriving next week. 
Expedition 15 is set to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in 
Kazakhstan at 1:31 p.m. EDT, April 7. Their Soyuz spacecraft is 
scheduled to dock at 3:03 p.m. on April 9.

On March 29, Expedition 14 Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria and flight 
engineers Mikhail Tyurin and Suni Williams boarded their Soyuz TMA-9 
spacecraft and undocked it from the Earth-facing port of the station's 
Zarya module. The craft was docked to the aft port of the Zvezda module. 
The move was necessary to clear the Zarya port for the arrival of 
Expedition 15.

Today Lopez-Alegria sets a U.S. record for a single flight of 196 days 
in space.

+ Read more about the Soyuz relocation 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition14/exp14_soyuz_relocation_032907.html>
+ Final Report of the ISS Independent Safety Task Force (3.7 Mb PDF) 
<http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/170368main_IISTF_Final_Report_508.pdf>
+ Read more about Expedition 14 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition14/index.html>
+ Read more about Expedition 15 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/index.html>
+ View Crew's Daily Timelines 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html>
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