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Picture Of The Day - Expedition 20 Lifts Off

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Thu May 28, 2009 6:58 am
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(NASA) – Flight Engineers Roman Romanenko, Frank De Winne and Robert Thirsk of the 20th International Space Station crew launched in their Soyuz TMA-15 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6:34 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 27, 2009, to begin a six-month stay in space.

Expedition 20 will mark the start of six-person crew operations aboard the International Space Station. All five of the international partner agencies–NASA, the Russian Federal Space Agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency–will be represented on orbit for the first time.

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Image Credit: ESA/CSA/NASA/Stephane Corvaja

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