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EXP 16 AWAITS ARRIVAL OF DISCOVERY



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

	
	*Expedition 16 Awaits Arrival of Discovery, New Crew Member*
23 October 2007



With the successful launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, the stage is set 
for changes at the International Space Station and for its crew.

Discovery lifted off from Kennedy Space Center, Fla.ís Launch Pad 39A at 
11:38 a.m. EDT Tuesday to begin a two-day chase of the station. The 
STS-120 mission will continue the on-orbit construction of the station 
with the delivery and installation of the Harmony module. Also traveling 
with STS-120 is a new Expedition 16 crew member, astronaut Daniel Tani, 
who will replace Flight Engineer Clayton Anderson.

Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko 
and Anderson will make final preparations for STS-120ís arrival. Docking 
is set for 8:35 a.m. Thursday. Tani and Anderson are scheduled to switch 
crews later that day.

For the latest news and information on the STS-120 mission, visit the 
main shuttle page.

+ Read More <http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html>

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



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