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Expedition 16 Launch Day Activities
10.10.07
JSC2007-E-51379 -- Astronaut Peggy Whitson and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko
JSC2007-E-51379 (10 Oct. 2007) --- NASA astronaut Peggy A. Whitson, Expedition 16 commander; and cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Soyuz commander and flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency, receive a traditional blessing from a Russian Orthodox priest in their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, before departing for the launch pad. Whitson, Malenchenko and Malaysian spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (out of frame) were launched on a Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft to the International Space Station at 8:22 a.m. (CDT) on Oct. 10. They will dock to the station on Oct. 12. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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JSC2007-E-51380 -- Astronaut Peggy Whitson and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko + View high-resolution image
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JSC2007-E-51380 (10 Oct. 2007) --- NASA astronaut Peggy A. Whitson, Expedition 16 commander; and cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Soyuz commander and flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency, receive a traditional blessing from a Russian Orthodox priest in their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, before departing for the launch pad. Whitson, Malenchenko and Malaysian spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (out of frame) were launched on a Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft to the International Space Station at 8:22 a.m. (CDT) on Oct. 10. They will dock to the station on Oct. 12. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


JSC2007-E-51378 -- Astronaut Peggy Whitson, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor + View high-resolution image
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JSC2007-E-51378 (10 Oct. 2007) --- NASA astronaut Peggy A. Whitson (center), Expedition 16 commander; cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko (front), Soyuz commander and flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; and Malaysian spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor wave farewell at the steps of the Soyuz rocket. The crew launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at sunset Oct. 10, 2007 in their Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft bound for a docking to the International Space Station on Oct. 12. Whitson and Malenchenko will spend six months on the station, while Shukor will return to Earth Oct. 21 with two of the Expedition 15 crewmembers currently on the complex. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


JSC2007-E-51381 -- The Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan + View high-resolution image
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JSC2007-E-51381 (10 Oct. 2007) --- The Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at sunset Oct. 10, 2007 carrying a new crew bound for a docking to the International Space Station on Oct. 12. Onboard are NASA astronaut Peggy A. Whitson, Expedition 16 commander; cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Soyuz commander and flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; and Malaysian spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor. Whitson and Malenchenko will spend six months on the station, while Shukor will return to Earth Oct. 21 with two of the Expedition 15 crewmembers currently on the complex. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


JSC2007-E-51382 -- The Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan + View high-resolution image
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JSC2007-E-51382 (10 Oct. 2007) --- The Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at sunset Oct. 10, 2007 carrying a new crew bound for a docking to the International Space Station on Oct. 12. Onboard are NASA astronaut Peggy A. Whitson, Expedition 16 commander; cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Soyuz commander and flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; and Malaysian spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor. Whitson and Malenchenko will spend six months on the station, while Shukor will return to Earth Oct. 21 with two of the Expedition 15 crewmembers currently on the complex. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls