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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS011 (2003)

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ARLS011 Two-Ham Crew Set to Fly to International Space Station

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Space Bulletin 011  ARLS011
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  April 25, 2003
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS011
ARLS011 Two-Ham Crew Set to Fly to International Space Station

Space veterans Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, RK3DUP, and NASA
astronaut Ed Lu, KC5WKJ head into space this weekend to assume the
reins of the International Space Station (ISS) as its Expedition 7
crew.

Commander Malenchenko, 41, and Science Officer Lu, 39, will be the
first two-person ISS crew and the first primary crew to travel to
the space station on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Their Soyuz TMA-2
vehicle is scheduled to launch April 26, at 0354z from Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They'll arrive aboard the ISS April 28.

Originally scheduled to return in March aboard the space shuttle
Atlantis, Expedition 6 Commander Ken Bowersox, KD5JBP, Flight
Engineer Nikolai Budarin, RV3FB, and Science Officer Don Pettit,
KD5MDT will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz TMA-1 craft that's now
attached to the space station. They're scheduled to land on May 3 in
Kazakhstan.

Expedition 6 has been in space since November 23. Malenchenko and Lu
will remain in space until October, when a new crew will be sent up.
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