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2002-E-03301 (28 January 2002) --- Astronaut Edward M. (Mike) Fincke (pointing) plays host for some Soyuz 4 taxi crew members who visited the Johnson Space Center's Mission Control Center on January 28. Soyuz 4 Flight Participant Mark Shuttleworth, a South African businessman flying to the International Space Station (ISS) under a private commercial agreement with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Rosaviakosmos), is at right. Others pictured include interpreter Irina Yashkova and Russian training management representative Dennis Yadrentsev (left). The Soyuz 4 prime and backup crews have toured several other JSC facilities this week, with yet others scheduled. The prime crew members will launch in late April from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, to deliver a fresh Soyuz spacecraft to the station for use as a lifeboat. After spending about a week aboard the outpost, they will return to Earth aboard the Soyuz spacecraft now attached to the station.

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 04/09/2002
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