Friday, March 26, 2010

Expedition 23 Preparing for New Crew Members, Shuttle Visitors

Sitting in front of the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft are (from left) Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko. The three flight engineers will join the other Expedition 23 crew members already on the station. Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

The three-member Expedition 23 crew will expand to six on April 4 when Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov, Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko dock to the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft. On April 7, space shuttle Discovery with the seven-member STS-131 crew will visit the orbiting laboratory and deliver science racks and ammonia tanks.

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