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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Mir Set for New Crew

MOSCOW -- The crew of the Mir space station successfully completed a redocking procedure Monday to prepare for the arrival of a new crew, officials said.

Cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Avdeyev, dressed in full space suits, piloted their Soyuz space capsule from one of Mir's docking modules to another to make way for a similar ship that will arrive later this month, Russia's Mission Control said.

The procedure lasted for 30 minutes.

The next crew, consisting of a Russian, a Frenchman and a Slovak, is scheduled to blast off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Feb. 20.