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New ISS crew to carry out 43 scientific experiments while in orbit

RIA Novosti

01:15 24/05/2011 MOSCOW, May 24 (RIA Novosti) - The new expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) will conduct 43 scientific experiments, Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, said in a statement.

A Soyuz-TMA spacecraft with Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and US astronaut Michael Fossum onboard is to blast off from the Baikonur space center at 8:00 Moscow time [4:00 GMT] on June 8.

"A total of 43 space experiments in nine areas of research are to be carried out during the expedition," Roscomos said on its website.

The areas of research include physical and chemistry processes in space conditions, geophysics, medicine and biology, remote sensing of the Earth, solar system researches, space biotechnologies and engineering.



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