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NASA – Holiday Greetings – Soyuz TMA-17 with Expedition 22 Astronauts Arrive

By Marc Boucher
December 23, 2009
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About ninety minutes after docking with the Zarya module, astronauts aboard the Soyuz capsule opened the hatch into the International Space Station. Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers T.J. Creamer of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency were greeted by Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA and Russian Flight Engineer Maxim Suraev.

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