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ISS SCIENCE Status Report: SS07-18



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> April 7, 2007
>
> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-0602
>
> John Ira Petty
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-4934
>
> STATUS REPORT: SS07-18
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> INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION STATUS REPORT: SS07-18
>
> HOUSTON - Two Russian cosmonauts and a space flight participant 
> launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in 
> Kazakhstan at 12:31 p.m. CDT Saturday for a two-day flight to the 
> International Space Station.
>
> Less than 10 minutes after launch their spacecraft reached orbit and 
> its antennas and solar arrays deployed. The Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft 
> is scheduled to dock at the station at a little after 3 p.m. Monday. 
>
> Once they arrive at the station, Cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin, 
> Expedition 15 commander, and Oleg Kotov, Expedition 15 flight 
> engineer, and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi, a U.S. 
> businessman, will be greeted by the station's current crew, 
> Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and flight engineers 
> Mikhail Tyurin and Suni Williams.
>
> Simonyi, flying under contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency, 
> will return to Earth on April 20 with Lopez-Alegria and Tyurin, who 
> have been aboard the station since September 2006.
>
> Flight Engineer Suni Williams, who has served as an Expedition 14 crew 
> member since December, will remain on the station joining the 
> Expedition 15 crew. She is scheduled to return home aboard space 
> shuttle Endeavour this summer.
>
> Information on the crew's activities aboard the space station, future 
> launch dates, as well as station sighting opportunities from anywhere 
> on the Earth, is available on the Internet at: 
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/station 
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