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Station Crew Prepares for Upcoming Missions



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Station Crew Prepares for Upcoming Missions*

iss015e23031 -- The Expedition 15 and STS-118 crewsImage above: The 
Expedition 15 and STS-118 crews pose for a group photo inside the 
International Space Station. Image credit: NASA TO VIEW IMAGE GO 
TO:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.htm

Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineers Oleg 
Kotov and Clay Anderson are back to work with the departure of space 
shuttle Endeavour and the STS-118 crew. The departing shuttle crew left 
behind a newly installed S5 truss structure and an external stowage 
platform.

Upcoming missions to visit the current station residents include the 
STS-120 and Expedition 16 crews.

Space Shuttle Discovery will deliver a new station resident, Flight 
Engineer Dan Tani, and return Anderson home. The Discovery crew will 
also install the Harmony module, the second U.S. node.

Expedition 16 will launch in October aboard a Soyuz rocket carrying 
Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko and 
spaceflight participant Sheikh Muzaphar Shukor. When Expedition 15 
leaves the station, Shukor will return home with the departing crew.

+ 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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