From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, November 14, 2005
The residents of the International Space Station will take a spin around the block in their Soyuz spacecraft Friday. NASA TV airs live coverage of the move starting at 3 a.m. EST.
Expedition 12 Soyuz Commander Valery Tokarev and station Commander Bill McArthur will move the craft from the Pirs Docking Compartment to the nearby Zarya module. Tokarev will undock from Pirs at about 3:40 a.m. EST. It will take about 40 minutes to complete the trip and dock at the Zarya port. The move clears Pirs for a spacewalk in early December.
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