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NASA ISS Expedition 11 Press Kit

NASA ISS Expedition 11 Press Kit

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NASA ISS Expedition 11 Press Kit. Published by NASA in 2004.
NASA ISS Expedition 11 Press Kit. Published by NASA in 2004.

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EXPEDITION 11:
Opening the Door forReturn to Flight
WWW.SHUTTLEPRESSKIT.COMUpdated April 4, 2004
 
National Aeronautics andSpace Administration
Expedition 11 Press Kit
Table of Contents 
Mission Overview
.................................................................................................... 1
Crew
.......................................................................................................................... 5 
Mission Objectives
................................................................................................ 10
Spacewalks
............................................................................................................ 19
Russian Soyuz TMA
................................................................................................ 20
Science Overview
................................................................................................... 42
Payload Operations Center
.................................................................................... 47
Russian Experiments
............................................................................................ 50
U.S. Experiments
.................................................................................................... 58
Italian Soyuz Mission Eneide
...................................................................................92
Media Assistance
.................................................................................................. 111
Media Contacts
..................................................................................................... 113
 
Expedition 11 Press Kit
National Aeronautics andSpace Administration
OverviewExpedition 11: Opening the Door for Return to Flight
The crew that will greet the first Space Shuttle astronauts to arrive at the InternationalSpace Station since November 2002 is scheduled to launch on April 15, 2005 (local time),aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan,replacing the American astronaut and the Russian cosmonaut who have been living andworking on the Station since October 2004.Russian Expedition 11 Station and Soyuz Commander Sergei Krikalev, 46, and NASAFlight Engineer and Science Officer John Phillips, 53, will launch on the ISS Soyuz 10(TMA-6) spacecraft for a two-day flight to dock to the Pirs Docking Compartment on theISS. This will be the sixth flight into space for Krikalev, more than any other Russiancosmonaut, and the second flight into space for Phillips, who previously flew onSTS-100 in 2001 that delivered the Canadarm2 robotic arm to the Station. Phillips willlaunch on his 54
th
birthday.Krikalev will be making his third trip to the International Space Station, having first flownto the ISS on the STS-88 mission that delivered the Unity Module to link up to the firstStation element, the Zarya Control Module. He was the Flight Engineer on the firstExpedition mission in 2000 that began the permanent human occupancy of thecomplex. Krikalev made three previous flights to the Mir Space Station.By the time Krikalev returns to Earth this fall, he will have accumulated 800 days inspace on his six flights, more than any other human.Krikalev and Phillips will be joined aboard the Soyuz by European Space Agencyastronaut Roberto Vittori, 40, a test pilot for the Italian Air Force, who will be making hissecond trip into space and his second trip to the International Space Station. Vittori waspart of a Russian / South African crew that delivered a new Soyuz return vehicle to theStation in 2002. Vittori will spend eight days on the Station, conducting a variety ofexperiments before returning home with the Expedition 10 crew, Commander LeroyChiao and Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Salizhan Sharipov, in the ISSSoyuz 9 (TMA-5) vehicle that is docked to Zarya.Once on board, Krikalev and Phillips will conduct more than a week of handoveractivities with Chiao and Sharipov, familiarizing themselves with Station systems andprocedures. They will also receive proficiency training on the Canadarm2 robotic armfrom Chiao and will engage in safety briefings with the departing Expedition 10 crew aswell as payload and scientific equipment training.Chiao and Sharipov will assume formal control of the Station at the time of hatchclosure for the Expedition 10 crewmembers shortly before they and Vittori undock theSoyuz 10 (TMA-5) craft from Zarya. With Sharipov at the controls of Soyuz, he, Chiao1 

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