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Expedition 1 Press Kit

Expedition 1 Press Kit

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Published by Bob Andrepont
NASA press kit for International Space Station Expedition 1
NASA press kit for International Space Station Expedition 1

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Published by: Bob Andrepont on Nov 30, 2010
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WWW.SHUTTLEPRESSKIT.COMUpdated October 25, 2000
Expedition OneCrew Brings theStation to Life
 
Expedition One Press Kit
Table of Contents
 
Mission Overview
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Crew
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Soyuz
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Increment Timeline
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ISS Assembly Overview
.............................................................................................28
Mission Benefits (Why Build the ISS?)
.....................................................................37
Media Assistance
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Media Contacts
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Expedition One Press Kit
Mission OverviewExpedition One Crew Brings the Station to Life
 
A new chapter in human space flight history will unfold with the launch of the firstpermanent occupants of the new International Space Station (ISS), the Expedition Onecrew. Scheduled for liftoff Oct. 31 at approximately 2:53 a.m. EST (7:53 GMT) on aRussian Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, ExpeditionCommander William Shepherd (Capt., USN), Soyuz Commander Yuri Gidzenko (Lt.Col., Russian Air Force) and Russian Flight Engineer Sergei Krikalev will dock to theISS two days later to begin a pioneering four-month mission to prepare the facility for future scientific research.Shepherd will become the second American to be launched in a Soyuz capsule for hisfourth flight into space, following in the footsteps of Dr. Norm Thagard, who waslaunched on March 14, 1995, as part of the Mir 18 crew to become the first American tolive and work aboard the Mir Space Station. Shepherd will be responsible for the overallsuccess and safety of the shakedown mission. Gidzenko, who previously spent 179days in space as Commander of the Mir, is making his second trip into space,responsible for the launch and docking of the Soyuz to the ISS. Krikalev, with 484 daysin space to his credit on four previous flights, will be Flight Engineer during launch andwill take the major responsibility for most Station systems. He will become the firstperson to visit the ISS twice, having flown on the Space Shuttle
Endeavour 
inDecember 1998 to mate the Zarya and Unity modules in the initial ISS assembly flight.Shepherd and Krikalev have trained for almost five years for this historic mission.Gidzenko joined the crew in 1997. 
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