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Space Adventures Mission Update: 48 hours to launch

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Thu Apr 5, 2007 5:53 pm
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In less than 48 hours, on Saturday, April 7 at 1:31 p.m. (EDT), Charles Simonyi, Ph.D., Space Adventures’ fifth orbital client, is set to launch onboard a Soyuz TMA spacecraft, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome en route to the International Space Station (ISS). For this mission, Dr. Simonyi joins the Expedition 15 commander Fydor Yutchikhin and flight engineer Oleg Kotov.

NASA TV will be covering the launch, as well as all other mission milestones. You can watch the coverage via your local cable or satellite provider, or online at http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/. Below is a listing of NASA’s Expedition 15 coverage.

NASA TV Coverage:
All times are in EDT

Saturday, April 7
12:30 p.m. Launch Coverage, Baikonur, Kazakhstan (launch at 1:31 p.m.)
Monday, April 9
2:30 p.m. Docking Coverage (docking at 3:12 p.m.)
4:30 p.m. Hatch Opening Coverage (hatch opening scheduled at 4:55 p.m.)
Tuesday, April 17
TBA ISS Change of Command Ceremony
Friday, April 20
2:30 a.m. Farewell and Hatch Closure Coverage (hatch closure scheduled at 3:05 a.m.)
5:45 a.m. Undocking Coverage (undocking scheduled at 6:21a.m.)
8:15 a.m. Landing Coverage (landing scheduled at 9:36 a.m.)
9:30 p.m. Coverage of Return to Chkalovsky Airfield and Star City, Russia

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