Transport manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-19"

Start Korablin transport manned "Soyuz TMA-19" with a new crew to the International Space Station is scheduled for June 16, 2010. In the main crew includes Russian Fyodor Yurchikhin and American Shannon Walker and Douglas Wheelock. The reserve squad - Russian Dmitry Kondratyev, Italian Paolo Nespoli (European Space Agency (ESA) and American Catherine Coleman. Start scheduled from Baikonur at 01:35 MSK. As reported, the mission will last 164 days.

The crew will Acceptance shuttle "Discovery" and Russian manned Korablin "Soyuz TMA-01M", as well as the three cargo ships "Progress M". Fyodor Yurchikhin has to its credit two flight into space for a total of 207 days 13 hours 03 minutes 42 seconds. The first flight took Fyodor in the mission STS-112 on the shuttle Atlantis, from 7 to 18 October 2002. The second flight as a flight engineer as a crew member TMA-10 7 April 2007, was the commander of the 15th basic expedition, together with Oleg Kotov and Charles Shimoni. During the flight he performed three spacewalks. Shannon Walker has no experience of spaceflight, but many times was in the astronaut candidate. She worked at the Johnson Space Center (Johnson Space Center) team leader to ensure the International Space Station. Some time worked in Moscow. In October 2009, he participated in the first training for a group of NASA astronauts at the headquarters of the company SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA. The training focused on the interaction of the crew with the ship Dragon during its approach and docking with the ISS. Astronauts have been instructed about the rules of entry and escape Korablin, life support system, working with weights and transfer of command information via a communication device UHF-band. Douglas Wheelock has to its credit a space flight for a total of 15 days. 02 hr. 23 min. 55 sec. The only flight took place in the mission STS-120 on the shuttle Discovery. During the flight he performed three spacewalks. Has qualified chief pilot (Senior Army Aviator), total flight time of more than 2000 hours on 43 types of aircraft and helicopters. Callsign TMA-19 - OLYMPIA.

Douglas Willock, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Shannon Walker

Shannon Walker

Fyodor Yurchikhin - cosmonaut No. 98

Shannon Walker


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