Garan, Samokutyaev and Borisenko arrived at the space station in early April and will remain at the outpost until their scheduled return to Earth in September.
Two spacewalks are also planned involving the Expedition 28 crew. Aruban Solicitor General Taco Stein said Sunday that prosecutors intend to file a petition asking a judge to extend Giordano's detention for another eight days while authorities continue to investigate the case. statin
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Boyfriend speaks out about woman missing in Aruba Aug. Lopez says his client did not know anything about Aruba and that Stxtion suggested they visit the island in the southern Caribbean.
The first will be performed by Garan and Fossum in July to retrieve a broken cooling pump module that failed on the station last summer. Follow Space.
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Giordano, a year-old business owner from Gaithersburg, Maryland, has granted four interviews to investigators and accompanied them twice on visits to the area where he said Gardner disappeared while they went snorkeling, Lopez said in a written statement. Atlantis' flight will wrap up the agency's year shuttle program, making way for NASA to focus on developing spacecraft to explore beyond low-Earth orbit.
Michael Lopez, the Aruban lawyer for Gary Giordano, denied statements by prosecutors that his client is no longer answering questions about what happened to Robyn Gardner, his companion on a short trip to the Dutch Caribbean island. Giordano in the case. Another spacewalk, performed by Russian cosmonauts, is also scheduled to take place later this summer.
Police detained Giordano three days later as he tried to fly back to the United States, saying they had questions about a of his statements to investigators. The STS flight will deliver much-needed supplies to the station, and return the failed cooling pump to Earth for engineering analysis. Once the spaceflyers park their Soyuz at the orbiting complex and perform a series of leak checks on the seals, they will open the hatches and float aboard the station.
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The spacewalkers will prepare the pump module to be returned to Earth on the space shuttle Atlantis when it visits the station for the final time in July. The spacecraft will dock at the Rassvet mini research module in the station's Russian segment. NASA is hoping to launch Atlantis on the final flight of the agency's space shuttle program on July 8.
Borisenko is the current commander of the station but will hand over those duties to Fossum before his departure. Under the Aruban system, any charges would not be filed until later.
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Stein ly told The Associated Press that investigators believe the year-old woman from Frederick, Maryland, is dead. A search of the area around where they went snorkeling has yielded no trace of the missing woman. Fossum, Volkov and Furukawa are scheduled to arrive at the space zuv today at p.
Aruban law, which is based on the Dutch legal system, allows prosecutors to request that Giordano be detained for a maximum of eight more days. Charges would be filed at the end of the 60 days if prosecutors take the case to court.
In this picture released Thursday Aug. EDT from the Baikonour Cosmodrome.
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The lawyer criticized the prosecutor's office for releasing a photo of Giordano as they seek witnesses who may have seen the couple together on the island. During that time, they will be involved in scientific experiments and research ranging from life sciences to Earth observation. Aruba has turned to the FBI for help investigating the disappearance of year-old Robyn Gardner of Maryland, an agency spokesman said Thursday as official doubts grew about the story told by the suspect Gary V.