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Expedition 24 Departs
09.28.10
Expedition 24 makes final preparations for departure
ISS024-E-015246 (23 Sept. 2010) --- Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov (center), Expedition 24 commander; NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, both Expedition 24 flight engineers, make final preparations for their departure in the Soyuz TMA-18 docked to the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2) of the International Space Station. Originally scheduled for Sept. 23, the Soyuz undocked a day later due to a Poisk-side hatch sensor problem, which prevented hooks on the Poisk side of the docking interface from opening. The Soyuz undocked at 10:02 p.m. (EDT) on Sept. 24, 2010.

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Alexander Skvortsov (right), Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko
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ISS024-E-015327 (24 Sept. 2010) --- Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov (right), Expedition 24 commander; NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, both flight engineers, pose for a photo during final preparations for their departure in the Soyuz TMA-18 docked to the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2) of the International Space Station. Originally scheduled for Sept. 23, the Soyuz undocked a day later due to a Poisk-side hatch sensor problem, which prevented hooks on the Poisk side of the docking interface from opening. The Soyuz undocked at 10:02 p.m. (EDT) on Sept. 24, 2010.



Expedition 24 makes final preparations for departure
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ISS024-E-015199 (23 Sept. 2010) --- Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, Expedition 24 commander; and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, flight engineer, make final preparations for their departure in the Soyuz TMA-18 docked to the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2) of the International Space Station. The Soyuz undocked at 10:02 p.m. (EDT) on Sept. 24, 2010, carrying Skvortsov and Caldwell Dyson, along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko (out of frame). Originally scheduled for Sept. 23, the Soyuz undocked a day later due to a Poisk-side hatch sensor problem, which prevented hooks on the Poisk side of the docking interface from opening.



Expedition 24 makes final preparations for departure
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ISS024-E-015187 (23 Sept. 2010) --- NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Expedition 24 flight engineer, makes final preparations for her departure in the Soyuz TMA-18 docked to the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2) of the International Space Station. The Soyuz undocked at 10:02 p.m. (EDT) on Sept. 24, 2010, carrying Caldwell Dyson, along with Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko (both out of frame). Originally scheduled for Sept. 23, the Soyuz undocked a day later due to a Poisk-side hatch sensor problem, which prevented hooks on the Poisk side of the docking interface from opening.



Alexander Skvortsov
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ISS024-E-015383 (24 Sept. 2010) --- Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, Expedition 24 commander, makes final preparations for his departure in the Soyuz TMA-18 docked to the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2) of the International Space Station. The Soyuz undocked at 10:02 p.m. (EDT) on Sept. 24, 2010, carrying Skvortsov, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson (both out of frame). Originally scheduled for Sept. 23, the Soyuz undocked a day later due to a Poisk-side hatch sensor problem, which prevented hooks on the Poisk side of the docking interface from opening.



Expedition 24 makes final preparations for departure
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ISS024-E-015185 (23 Sept. 2010) --- Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, Expedition 24 flight engineer, makes final preparations for his departure in the Soyuz TMA-18 docked to the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2) of the International Space Station. The Soyuz undocked at 10:02 p.m. (EDT) on Sept. 24, 2010, carrying Kornienko, Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson (both out of frame). Originally scheduled for Sept. 23, the Soyuz undocked a day later due to a Poisk-side hatch sensor problem, which prevented hooks on the Poisk side of the docking interface from opening.



Fyodor Yurchikhin
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ISS024-E-015402 (24 Sept. 2010) --- Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Expedition 24/25 flight engineer, closes the hatch between the International Space Station and the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft as three Expedition 24 crew members prepare to depart from the space station. Undocking occurred at 10:02 p.m. (EDT) on Sept. 24, 2010, carrying Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, Soyuz commander and Expedition 24 commander; along with NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, both flight engineers. Originally scheduled for Sept. 23, the Soyuz undocked a day later due to a Poisk-side hatch sensor problem, which prevented hooks on the Poisk side of the docking interface from opening.



The Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft departs the International Space Station
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ISS025-E-005014 (24 Sept. 2010) --- The Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft departs the International Space Station on Sept. 24, 2010. Onboard are three members of Expedition 24 – Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, commander; along with NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, both flight engineers.



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ISS025-E-005039 (24 Sept. 2010) --- The Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft departs the International Space Station on Sept. 24, 2010. Onboard are three members of Expedition 24 – Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, commander; along with NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, both flight engineers.



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ISS025-E-005117 (24 Sept. 2010) --- The Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft departs the International Space Station on Sept. 24, 2010. Onboard are three members of Expedition 24 – Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, commander; along with NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, both flight engineers.



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ISS025-E-005012 (24 Sept. 2010) --- The Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft departs the International Space Station on Sept. 24, 2010. Onboard are three members of Expedition 24 – Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, commander; along with NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, both flight engineers.