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Expedition 15 Crew Visited Moscow Mission Control Center

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Fri Mar 2, 2007 4:55 pm
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On March 1, 2007, the Expedition 15 Crew and Space Tourist Charles Simonyi visited the Mission Control Center in Moscow as a preparation for their upcoming flight to the International Space Station in April.

The training included the review of the mission program as well as a briefing on the status of the Russian segment at the ISS. The expedition 15 prime crew, consisting of Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Kotov, as well as their backup crew of Mikhail Korniyenko and Roman Romanenko participated. Also attending were NASA astronauts Clayton Anderson and Gregory Shanitoff who are intended to fly in June.

Spaceflight participant, or simply space tourist, Charles Simonyi was also present. He is the fifth tourist to fly into space but sees his tasks consisting of more than plain sightseeing. He plans to undertake several experiments for the European Space Agency ESA on his 10 day flight.

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