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Expedition 15 Arrives at Station



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Expedition 15 Arrives at Station*

 Image above: Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin passes through the hatch from 
the Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station. Image credit: 
NASA TV

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

Expedition 15 arrived at the International Space Station at 3:10 p.m. 
EDT Monday. They greeted the Expedition 14 crew shortly after opening 
their hatches at 4:30 p.m. Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, Flight Engineer 
Oleg Kotov and Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi docked in their 
Soyuz spacecraft two days after launching from Baikonur Cosmodrome in 
Kazakhstan.

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


Simonyi, an American who is flying under contract with the Russian 
Federal Space Agency, will return home with Expedition 14 on April 20.

Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer 
Mikhail Tyurin have been living in space since Sept. 18. Flight Enigneer 
Sunita Williams, who rode Space Shuttle Discovery to the station in 
December, will stay onboard and join Expedition 15.
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