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Expedition 16 Arrives at Station



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*Expedition 16 Arrives at Station*
12 October 2007

Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko 
and spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor have arrived at the 
International Space Station. Their Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft docked to the 
Earth-facing port of the stationís Zarya module at 10:50 a.m. EDT 
Friday. The stationís new residents and their Malaysian guest launched 
at 9:22 a.m. EDT Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

+ Read more about the docking 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition16/exp16_adv.html>
+ View launch day images 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/multimedia/exp16_TMA11_launch.html> 


Image above: The Expedition 15 (back row) and Expedition 16 crews along 
with Malaysian spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor gather in 
the Destiny laboratory to receive congratulations from mission 
representatives on the ground. Credit: NASA TV
TO VIEW IMAGE GO 
TO:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineers Oleg 
Kotov and Clay Anderson welcomed the new crew aboard the station when 
the hatches were opened at 12:22 p.m. Both crews will work together for 
about nine days before Yurchikhin, Kotov and Shukor depart in their 
Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft.

Anderson will remain onboard with Expedition 16 and return to Earth next 
month aboard Discovery on its STS-120 mission.

+ View crew daily timelines 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html>
+ Read more about Expedition 15 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/index.html>
+ Read more about Expedition 16 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition16/index.html>
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