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Crews Observe Space Anniversaries



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Crews Observe Space Anniversaries, Continue Handover*

  Image above: Expedition 15 approaches the station in a Soyuz TMA-10 
spacecraft. Joining them for the ride was Spaceflight Participant 
Charles Simonyi who will return home with Expedition 14. Image credit: 
NASA TV
TO VIEW IMAGE GO TO:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html


Both space station crews are observing April 12, an important space 
anniversary. On this day in 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the 
first human launched into space. The space shuttle also launched for the 
first time on this day in 1981. Previous International Space Station 
cosmonauts sent their best wishes to all onboard the station from Moscow.

+ Read more about the Expedition 15 docking 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/exp15_launch_advancer.html> 


In addition to continuing their handover activities, the outgoing 
Expedition 14 crew members are resizing and checking their U.S. 
spacesuits and performing their daily exercise routine. The Expedition 
15 crew is still familiarizing itself with station operations and 
procedures.
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