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michaelSN99
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posted 03-28-2006 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for michaelSN99   Click Here to Email michaelSN99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the expedition 13 crew of the international space station pavel vinogradov and jeffrey williams, together with the first brazilian astonaut marcos pontes is scheduled to launch March 29 , 02.30 gmt from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan.
today the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle and the Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft left the assembly and testing facility and arrived to the launch pad . complete launch system was erected on the launch pad and first launch day activities began.

http://www.energia.ru/energia/iss/iss13/im/photo_03-28-07.jpg

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posted 03-29-2006 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This will, should it achieve orbit, be the 100th manned Russian spaceflight to do so since Gagarin circled the Earth one time, 45 years ago this coming April 12.

Marcos Pontes will be the 440th person to orbit the Earth since Gagarin; and the 443rd to travel beyond 100km in altitude.

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posted 03-29-2006 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Expedition 13 successfully in orbit!

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posted 03-29-2006 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA status report
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The 13th crew of the International Space Station roared away today from Kazakhstan into orbit atop a Russian Soyuz rocket.

Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, NASA Science Officer and Flight Engineer Jeff Williams and Brazilian Space Agency astronaut Marcos Pontes will dock to the station late Friday. Vinogradov and Williams will spend six months on the complex during Expedition 13. Pontes, flying under a commercial agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency, will stay on the station for eight days.

The 162-foot tall Soyuz rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 9:30 p.m. EST. About 10 minutes later, the Soyuz was in orbit with its solar arrays and antennae extended. Docking is planned for 11:19 p.m. EST Friday.

Vinogradov, Williams and Pontes will open hatches at about 12:30 a.m. EST Saturday to join Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev inside the space complex. NASA TV will broadcast the activities on Friday starting at 10 p.m. EST.

The two crews will spend about a week handing over operations of the station, and Pontes will conduct a series of research investigations. McArthur, Tokarev and Pontes return to Earth April 8. At landing, McArthur and Tokarev will have spent almost 190 days in space.


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the soyuz tma-8 with the new iss-resident-crew, pavel vinogradov and jeffrey williams and first brazilian astronaut marcos pontos reached today successfully the international space station.

the docking was confirmed exactly at 04:19:34 gmt.
approximately two hours later the hatches between the two spacecraft swang open and the soyuz crew entered the orbital outpost.

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posted 04-01-2006 06:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for issman1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I am delighted that Expedition 13 is safely onboard - and good fortune to them both - spare a thought for the original flight engineer, Daniel Tani.
Still unsure why he was replaced by Jeff Williams. It's also good to see Brazil's first astronaut finally in orbit.

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posted 04-05-2006 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by issman1:
{...} - spare a thought for the original flight engineer, Daniel Tani.
Still unsure why he was replaced by Jeff Williams.
{...}

read at this link about him => http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=740&start=16

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