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Anderson Joins Station Crew



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468


	*Anderson Joins Station Crew, Williams Ends 6-month Expedition Tour*



NASA Astronaut Clayton Anderson joined the Expedition 15 crew Sunday, 
replacing Flight Engineer Suni Williams. Anderson arrived at the station 
as a member of Space Shuttle Atlantisí STS-117 crew. Atlantis docked to 
the station at 3:36 p.m. EDT.

He and Williams officially swapped crews when his custom-made seat liner 
was swapped out in the Soyuz spacecraft docked to the station. Williams 
is wrapping up a six-month stay aboard the station. She will return to 
Earth on Atlantis, which is slated to undock June 17. Anderson is 
scheduled to leave the station this fall.

Also arriving with Atlantis is the Starboard 3 and 4 (S3/S4) truss 
segments. The S3/S4 contains a new set of solar arrays that will 
increase the stationís power-generation capabilities. The new truss will 
be attached Monday. The STS-117 crew will use the station and shuttle 
robotic arms and conduct spacewalks to install and activate the truss. 
Three spacewalks are scheduled for STS-117ís stay.

+ Read more about Expedition 15 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/index.html>
+ View crew daily timelines 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html>
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