ISS News: April 2007 Archives

ISS Crew Swap Update

NASA to Rotate Station Astronauts on Next Shuttle Mission

"After several months working aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Suni Williams will come back to Earth aboard the space shuttle Atlantis, targeted for launch June 8. That shuttle mission, STS-117, will carry her successor, astronaut Clay Anderson, to the station to begin his duty as an Expedition 15 flight engineer."

Simonyi Returns to Earth

Space Adventures' Client, Charles Simonyi, Returned to Earth After Completing Longest Duration Private Spaceflight

NASA Space Station Status Report 21 April 2007

"The 14th crew of the International Space Station, Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, along with spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi landed their Soyuz spacecraft in the steppes of Kazakhstan at 7:31 a.m CDT Saturday."

NASA Strategic Management Council Meeting Minutes and Actions 21 February 2007: "First Item of Business: Opening Comments and Upcoming Agency Decisions Administrator Mike Griffin made the following announcements: ... - New assignment for SMD Deputy: He announced his request of SMD Deputy Associate Administrator Colleen Hartman to undertake a special assignment working with the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) to reduce the gap between NASA's exploration and science programs."

How Long Will ISS Live?

NASA Prepares to Extend Commitment to Space Station, Wall Street Journal (subscription)

"Despite severe budget uncertainties buffeting U.S.-government space programs, space officials are setting the stage to extend operations at the International Space Station well beyond the agreed upon 2016, according to people familiar with the plans."

NASA Extends Contract With Russia's Federal Space Agency

"NASA has signed a $719 million modification to the current International Space Station contract with Russia's Federal Space Agency in Moscow for crew and cargo services through 2011. The firm-fixed price extension covers crew rotations for 15 crew members, six in 2009, six in 2010 and three in 2011, delivery and the removal of 5.6 metric tons of cargo. U.S. Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) are still planned to provide the bulk of cargo transportation needs from 2010 and beyond to the space station."



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