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Expedition 15 Takes Charge After Ceremony



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Expedition 15 Takes Charge After Ceremony*

  Image above: Expedition 14 hands over control of the station to 
Expedition 15 during a change-of-command ceremony. Image credit: NASA TV

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

Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin is now in charge of the International Space 
Station. Staying with him after Expedition 14 leaves are flight 
engineers Oleg Kotov and Suni Williams. The change-of-command ceremony 
took place in the Destiny laboratory at 4:40 p.m. EDT Tuesday.

Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, Flight Engineer Mikhail 
Tyurin and Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi leave the station 
April 21 in a Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft. They will land northeast of 
Arkalyk which is southeast of the usual landing site in Kazakhstan.

On Monday, Suni Williams became the first human to run the Boston 
Marathon in space. She finished the race on a specially designed 
treadmill in 4 hours, 23 minutes and ten seconds.

+ Read more 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition14/exp14_boston_marathon.html>
+ Listen to message from Williams to marathon participants 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mp3/174328main_103_Suni_Thanks_for_Running.mp3>

+ Read more about Expedition 15 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/index.html>
+ Read more about Expedition 14 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition14/index.html>
+ View Crew's Daily Timelines 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html>
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