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ISS SCIENCE Status Report: SS07-19



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC P0 AMSAT A/C #31468

> April 9, 2007
>
> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-0602
>
> John Ira Petty
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-4934
>
> STATUS REPORT: SS07-19
>
> INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION STATUS REPORT: SS07-19
>
> HOUSTON - Two Expedition 15 cosmonauts and a spaceflight participant 
> aboard a Soyuz spacecraft docked with the Earth-facing port on the 
> International Space Station's Zarya module at 2:10 p.m. CDT Monday. 
>
> After the hatch opens, which is scheduled for a little before 4 p.m., 
> Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, Flight Engineer Oleg 
> Kotov, 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.
>
> Williams, who has served as an Expedition 14 crew member since 
> December, will remain on the station providing Expedition 15 with an 
> experienced flight engineer for the early part of its mission. She is 
> scheduled to return home aboard space shuttle Endeavour this summer.
>
> Yurchikhin is making his second flight into space. He was crew member 
> on space shuttle Atlantis' STS-112 mission to the station in October 
> 2002. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and was named a 
> cosmonaut-candidate in 1997. Kotov is making his first spaceflight. 
> He graduated from the Moscow Medical Academy in 1988, and was named a 
> cosmonaut-candidate in 1996. 
>
> Astronaut Clay Anderson is scheduled to replace Williams during 
> Expedition 15. Two Expedition 16 crew members are expected to arrive 
> next fall to replace Yurchikhin and Kotov. 
>
> 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.
>
> Information on the crew's activities aboard the space station, future 
> launch dates, and station sighting opportunities from anywhere on the 
> Earth, is available at:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/station 
>
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