Final preparations are underway for sending 3 astronauts including Canadian veteran astronaut Robert Thirsk to the International Space Station. The launch is set for May 27th (Wednesday) 2009 at 6:34 a.m. EDT. Thirsk will become the first Canadian to launch aboard a Russian Soyuz vehicle and to participate in an Expedition mission to the orbiting laboratory. During his six-month mission, he will conduct Canadian science and technology experiments, act as a robotic specialist and will be responsible for the Japanese segment (Kibo).
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