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Swedish researchers plan to measure how astronauts on the International Space Station are affected by inhaling increased levels of dust in a gravity-free environment, in a project that may help asthma patients back on earth.
Commander William McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev, the 12th International Space Station crew, are scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan a few minutes before midnight EDT Sept. 30 to begin a 182-day stay in space.
Please read in 6th paragraph ... One Soyuz will take McArthur and Russian flight engineer Valery Tokarev to the space station and another will bring home the current crew ... instead of ...
In three weeks, astronaut Bill McArthur plans to cap a 15-year career with NASA by flying to the International Space Station for a six-month stay. The only problem is he doesn't have a ride home.
A German will become the first European Space Agency astronaut to spend a full six-month stint on the international space station, the Russian Space Agency said Wednesday.