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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS013 (2001)

ARLS013 New ISS Crew to Launch August 9

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Space Bulletin 013  ARLS013
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  August 3, 2001
To all radio amateurs

ARLS013 New ISS Crew to Launch August 9

NASA says the International Space Station Expedition 3 crew will
head into space August 9 aboard the shuttle Discovery. Frank L.
Culbertson Jr, KD5OPQ, will head up the Expedition 3 team. His
Russian crewmates are Mission Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov and Flight
Engineer Mikhail Tyurin. NASA says that Discovery's launch on the
12-day STS-105 mission has been set for 2138z.

In addition to the new crew, Discovery will transport a host of
supplies and scientific racks and experiments to the ISS. The launch
follows by only a couple of weeks the return of the shuttle Atlantis
from the ISS.

Once in space, Culbertson, Dezhurov and Tyurin are scheduled to
conduct three space walks and continue scientific research aboard
the space station. The new crew also will oversee the arrival of the
Russian docking compartment, set to launch in mid-September.

The station's second resident crew, directed by Russian Commander
Yury Usachev, RW3FU, with American astronauts Susan Helms, KC7NHZ,
and Jim Voss will return to Earth aboard Discovery on August 21,
ending more than five months in orbit.