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2003-Oct-16, 10:23 PM
SUMMARY: On Saturday, October 18 the crew of Expedition 8 (Michael Foale and Alexander Kaleri) will blast off in a Russian Soyuz rocket to begin their six-month mission on the International Space Station. Spanish astronaut Pedro Duque will also be on board, but he will spend only 10-days in space, performing a series of experiments for the European Space Agency. Then Duque and the crew of Expedition 7 will return in the previous Soyuz spacecraft currently docked with the station.

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