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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS010 (2003)

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ARLS010 NASA Selects Expedition 7 Crew

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Space Bulletin 010  ARLS010
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  April 1, 2003
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS010
ARLS010 NASA Selects Expedition 7 Crew

NASA named veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, RK3DUP, and
veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu, KC5WKJ, as the International Space
Station's Expedition 7 primary crew April 1. Malenchenko, the crew
commander, and Lu will be the first two-person ISS crew and the
first to travel to the space station on a Russian Soyuz TMA-2
spacecraft. Plans call for an April 26 launch from Kazakhstan.

Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, U8MIR and NASA astronaut Mike
Foale, KB5UAC, are the back-up crewmembers for Expedition 7.
 
Originally scheduled to return in March aboard the space shuttle
Atlantis STS-114 mission, Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox,
KD5JBP, Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin, RV3FB, and NASA Space
Station Science Officer Don Pettit, KD5MDT, will return to Earth
aboard a Soyuz craft in May. They have been in space since November
23.

The fresh crew will remain in space until October, when a new crew
will be sent up. NASA has said that until the space shuttle returns
to flight-ready status, Russian Soyuz vehicles will handle ISS crew
rotations. Additional unmanned Russian Progress cargo rocket flights
have been scheduled to keep the ISS well stocked.
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