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Station Crews Begin Handover



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Station Crews Begin Handover*

Expedition 14 and Expedition 15Image above: In the front row is 
Expedition 15 with Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi (at right). 
In the back row is the outgoing Expedition 14 crew. Flight Engineer Suni 
Williams will stay onboard with Expedition 15. 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 3:12 p.m. 
EDT Monday. Both station crews have begun handover activities and are 
working together to complete standard tasks.

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


The Expedition 14 crew members continue their maintenance tasks and 
exercise activities. The three cosmonauts onboard the station  
Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, Expedition 15 Flight Engineer 
Oleg Kotov and Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin  will be 
working together as Expedition 14 hands over control of the station to 
Expedition 15.

Since the first station element, the Zarya cargo module, was launched, 
the International Space Station has orbited the Earth 48,000 times. This 
is the equivalent of traveling 1.26 billion miles or traveling to Mars 
and back 20 time
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