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 Simluated image of the Soyuz capsule
Soyuz Landing Simulation
This animation shows the Soyuz spacecraft as it undocks from the ISS and ultimately lands.
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 Soyuz docked with ISS
End of Mission Overview
NASA Public Affairs Commentator Kyle Herring summarizes the Expedition 7 mission and upcoming landing.
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 Exp 7 and 8 Crews together before the hatch closure
Farewell and Hatch Closure
Control of the ISS is transferred from Expedition 7 to Expedition 8, and the Soyuz spacecraft hatch is closed.
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 Undocking of the Soyuz
Soyuz Heads Home
Yuri Malenchenko and Ed Lu of Expedition 7, along with European Space Agency astronaut Pedro Duque, are officially headed home.
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 Successful landing of the Expedition 7 Crew in Russia.
Touchdown!
The Soyuz spacecraft lands successfully in Kazakhstan, returning the Expedition 7 crew and Pedro Duque to Earth.
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 Russian authorities gather around the Soyuz capsule after landing.
After "Touchdown" the Crew Emerges
The Exp 7 Crew and ESA Astronaut, Pedro Duque, successfully end their mission with a perfect landing in Russia.
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 Expedition 7 crew and ESA astronaut Pedro Duque answer questions from international news media.
Post-Landing Press Conference
Expedition 7 crew and ESA astronaut Pedro Duque answer questions from international news media.
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 Change of Command Ceremony on ISS
Change of Command Aboard ISS
Expedition 8 relieves Expedition 7 during a special ceremony.
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 Expedition crews 7 and 8 news conference
Expedition 8 and 7 News Conference
The joint crew on board the ISS answer questions from news media.
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 View of JSC Mission Control at the beginning of Docking coverage
Live Coverage of the Docking of Soyuz TMA-3
Live coverage begins as preparations for docking to the International Space Station commence.
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 First view of the Space Station from the Soyuz Rocket
First View of the Space Station
Exp 8 on the Soyuz rocket catch first view of the International Space Station.
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 Docking of the Soyuz TMA 3 with the ISS.
Soyuz TMA 3 Docks With ISS
Final approach and successful docking by Alexander Kaleri of the Soyuz Rocket to the Space Station.
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 Information on upcoming hatch opening.
Awaiting Opening of the Hatch
Coverage resumes with Rob Navius outlining coverage of activities to occur during the opening of the hatch between the Soyuz TMA-3 capsule and the International Space Station.
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 The five crew members gather to hear some congratulatory words.
The Hatch Opens - The Crews Greet Each Other At Last
The Soyuz Exp 8 Crew enters the Station at 6:19 a.m. EDT and receive greetings from the Exp 7 Crew.
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 Russian Soyuz Rocket on the launch pad
Overview of the Upcoming Expedition 8 Mission
NASA Commentator Kyle Herring provides an overview of this mission to the International Space Station
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 Soyuz Spacecraft
Overview of the Soyuz Capsule to be Used During Expedition 8
NASA Commentator Kyle Herring provides an overview of the Soyuz capsule
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 Expedition 8 Crew departs fron the hotel
Expedition 8 Crew Departs Their Hotel for the Baikonur Cosmodrome
The Crew performs the traditional door signing on their way out of the hotel.
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 Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Station Science Officer Michael Foale, Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri and European Space Agency Astronaut Pedro Duque depart for the launch pad
Expedition 8 Crew Departs for the Launch Pad
Foale and Kaleri will remain on the ISS for nearly 200 days; Duque will return to Earth with Expedition 7.
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 Exp 8 Commander Foale suits up in readiness for his launch to the ISS.
Exp 8 Don Their Flight Suits for Launch
The crew suits up in readiness for their launch to the International Space Station.
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 Expedition 8 Crew arrive at the launch pad and prepare to board the elevator.
Expedition 8 Crew Arrives at the Launch Pad
Commander Michael Foale, Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri and ESA Astronaut Pedro Duque arrive at the launch pad and prepare to board the elevator.
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 Successful launch of the Russian Soyuz Rocket with the ISS Expedition 8 Crew.
Launch of ISS Expedition 8 Crew
Successful launch of the ISS Exp 8 Crew from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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 Post launch press conference for Exp 8 launch
Exp 8 Post Launch Press Conference
Members of the Houston Support Group participate in a press conference following the launch of Expedition 8 aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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 NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe
Officials Offer Post Launch Comments
NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, Associate Administrator for Spaceflight Bill Readdy, Deputy ISS Program Manager Charlie Precourt, and US Ambassador to Russia, Alexander Vershbow comment on the successful launch of Expedition 8
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