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Soyuz TMA-13

Soyuz-FG

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Yury Lonchakov

Yury Lonchakov

  • Birthday: 03/04/1965
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: Russian
  • First Flight: 04/19/2001
  • Last Flight: 10/12/2008

Yury Valentinovich Lonchakov (Russian: Юрий Валентинович Лончаков; born 4 March 1965) is a Russian former cosmonaut and a veteran of three space missions. He has spent 200 days in space and has conducted two career spacewalks.

Michael Fincke

Michael Fincke

  • Birthday: 03/14/1967
  • Role: Flight Engineer
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 04/19/2004
  • Last Flight: 05/16/2011

Edward Michael “Mike”/”Spanky” Fincke is an American astronaut who formerly held the American record for the most time in space (381.6 days). His record was broken by Scott Kelly on October 16, 2015. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but considers its suburb Emsworth to be his hometown. He is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut, and served two tours aboard the International Space Station as a flight engineer and commander. He flew on one Space Shuttle mission, STS-134 as a Mission Specialist.

Richard Garriott

Richard Garriott

  • Birthday: 07/04/1961
  • Role: Tourist
  • Nationality: British
  • First Flight: 10/12/2008
  • Last Flight: 10/12/2008

Richard Allen Garriott de Cayeux (born July 4, 1961) is an English-American video game developer and entrepreneur.

On October 12, 2008, Garriott flew aboard Soyuz TMA-13 to the International Space Station as a private astronaut, returning 12 days later aboard Soyuz TMA-12. He became the second astronaut, and first from the U.S., who had a parent that was also a space traveler.

Mission


Soyuz TMA-13

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Soyuz TMA-13 begins Expedition 18 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station.
Russian Commander, cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov alongside Flight Engineer, Michael Fincke (NASA) & spaceflight participant Richard Garriott (Space Adventures) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station.
It landed on 8 April 2009, 07:16 UTC

Soyuz TMA-13

Location


1/5

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1/5 has witnessed the launch of 487 rockets, including 487 orbital launch attempts, while Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan, has been the site for 1545 rocket launches.

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Rocket


Progress Rocket Space Center Soyuz FG

The Soyuz FG rocket is an expendable launch vehicle most commonly known for carrying humans to the International Space Station today.

Soyuz FG

Agency


Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
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