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Robert Pearlman
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Soyuz TMA-10 commander Oleg Kotov and ISS Expedition 15 commander Fyodor Yurchikhin launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:31 p.m. CDT Saturday to begin a six-month stay aboard.

With Kotov and Yurchikhin is spaceflight participant ("space tourist") Charles Simonyi, a former Microsoft executive flying under contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency and Space Adventures, Ltd. He will return to Earth with Expedition 14 commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and flight engineer Mikhail Tyurin on April 20. Expedition 14 launched to the station on Sept. 18, 2006.

Soyuz TMA-10 is scheduled to dock at the ISS just after 2 p.m. CDT on Monday.

Robert Pearlman
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Expedition 15 commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, Soyuz TMA-10 commander / Expedition 15 flight engineer Oleg Kotov and fifth space tourist Charles Simonyi docked with the International Space Station at 2:10 p.m. CDT on Monday.

Their Soyuz spacecraft docked with the Earth-facing port on the ISS's Zarya module.

Yurchikhin and Kotov, who is the 100th Russian in space, will stay on the ISS with Sunita Williams, who arrived there in December. Simonyi will return to Earth on April 20 with Expedition 14 commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and flight engineer Mikhail Tyurin on-board Soyuz TMA-9.

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