Expedition 13 Launches, Begins Mission

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Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Jeff Williams began their mission Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. EST. They launched aboard a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Joining them for several days before returning home with Expedition 12 is Brazil's first astronaut Marcos Pontes.

PY4MAB – Thu, 2006 – 03 – 30 05:17

Does anyone think Jeff Williams............

will be as active on the air as Bill was?
We can only hope! :)
73!
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Submitted by W2KRP on Fri, 2006-03-31 12:06.

Exp 13, how active?

I doubt anyone will be as active as Bill in the near term. Williams has expressed some interest in operating so we will have to wait and see. Vinogradov was supposedly very active on Mir. Once Thomas Reiter arrives, the activity level will likely go up some.

It seems impossible to predict how active any crew will be. Some discover ham radio after being there and others occupy their time with different personal interests.

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Submitted by N5VHO on Fri, 2006-03-31 14:10.
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