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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-22-2007 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A NASA-sourced chart dated December 17, 2007, identifies the following launch schedule:
  • Soyuz TMA-16: Jeff Williams, Mikhail Kornienko, Roman Romankeno
  • Soyuz TMA-17: Maxim Suraev, Soichi Noguchi, TJ Creamer
Williams' back-up is Scott Kelly; Kornienko's is Alexander Skvortsov; Romanenko's is Oleg Skripochka.

Suraev's back-up is Fyodor Yurchikhin (his Soyuz crewmates' back-ups are still to be named).

Delta7
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posted 02-18-2008 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jeff Williams is now apparently scheduled to be launched to the ISS next year, as Expedition 20 Commander, aboard STS-129. He had originally been slated to launch on Soyuz TMA-16 with Roman Romanenko and Mikail Kornienko, but now that seat is open for another space tourist.

Tom
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posted 02-18-2008 11:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
May I ask where this information originated? Thank you.

East-Frisian
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posted 02-18-2008 11:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...and the space tourist is Mr. Garriott?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-18-2008 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by East-Frisian:
...and the space tourist is Mr. Garriott?
No, Richard Garriott is scheduled to fly on Soyuz TMA-13.

Kirsten
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posted 02-21-2008 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice to see that TJ Creamer is finally assigned to a flight. I have met him in Germany a couple of times, he is one of the few NASA astronauts who speaks German very well (don't know if there are more). Nice guy, very accessible.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-18-2008 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Delta7:
Jeff Williams is now apparently scheduled to be launched to the ISS next year, as Expedition 20 Commander, aboard STS-129.
The Daily Telegram/Wisconsin Public Radio has an interview with Williams where he says he is flying on a Soyuz.
NASA Col. Jeffrey Williams, a native of Winter, has been named commander of a Russian Soyuz space mission set for next year. He is one of two Americans, two Russians, a Japanese and European astronaut to spend six months in space. The launch date is October 2009.
Either the writer confused Williams role as Expedition commander or is Williams to become the first non-Russian to command a Soyuz?

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posted 04-18-2008 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Williams will be the Expedition CDR not the Soyuz CDR.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-13-2008 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA release
NASA Assigns Part of Crew for Expedition 20 Space Station Mission

NASA and its international partners have assigned two crew members to the Expedition 20 International Space Station mission.

NASA astronaut Timothy J. Creamer, a colonel in the U.S. Army, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi will launch on a Soyuz spacecraft in November 2009. Creamer will be making his first trip to space.

Creamer and Noguchi will join the Expedition 20 mission in progress and remain aboard the space station for six months as flight engineers. Creamer also will serve as a NASA science officer. Other members of the Expedition 20 crew have yet to be named. Expedition 20 will continue assembly of the station as well as outfit the orbiting complex with spare parts and supplies.

Creamer was born in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., but considers Upper Marlboro, Md., to be his hometown. He has a bachelor's in chemistry from Loyola College and a master's in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1998.

Noguchi was born in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, and considers Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, his hometown. He has a bachelor's and a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Tokyo. He flew as a mission specialist aboard space shuttle Discovery's return to flight mission in 2005 and performed three spacewalks. He was selected as an astronaut in 1996 by Japan's National Space Development Agency, which now is known as JAXA. He reported to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston in August 1996.

Crew members named as backups are NASA astronaut and Army Col. Douglas H. Wheelock, and JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa.

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