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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Soyuz TMA-11 in Orbit Nearing the International Space Station

The Russian Soyuz TMA-11 successfully launched this morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Wednesday at 9:22 a.m. EDT and entered orbit less than 10 minutes later. Aboard the flight are International Space Station Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko and spaceflight participant cosmonaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (the first M'sian into space). The crew is expected to dock with the station Friday.

2 comments:

ramgold said...

The Malaysian is properly identified as astronaut by the Russian Authorities, not space participant. Why do you say he is a space participant?

Anonymous said...

That's because even the official word from NASA says that he is a participant.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition16/index.html