Soyuz TMA-13M

Soyuz FG

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Alexander Gerst

Alexander Gerst

Flight Engineer

Status: Active
5/3/1976 -
Nationality: German
Type: Government
Agency: European Space Agency

Alexander Gerst is a German European Space Agency astronaut and geophysicist, who was selected in 2009 to take part in space training.
He was part of the International Space Station Expedition 40 and 41 from May to November 2014.
Gerst returned to space on June 6, 2018, as part of Expedition 56/57 as the ISS Commander.

Maksim Surayev

Maksim Surayev

Commander

Status: Retired
5/24/1972 -
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Maksim Viktorovich Surayev (Russian: Максим Викторович Сураев, born May 24, 1972) is a retired Russian cosmonaut and politician.
From December 1997 to November 1999, Surayev completed basic space training. In November 1999 he was qualified as a test-cosmonaut. From January 2000 he was in ISS advanced training. From March 2006 until April 2008 Surayev was assigned as a backup ISS Expedition 17 crewmember. From April 2008 until March 2009 he was a member of the ISS Expedition 19 backup crew.

Gregory R. Wiseman

Gregory R. Wiseman

Flight Engineer

Status: Active
11/11/1975 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Gregory Reid Wiseman is an American astronaut, engineer, and naval aviator. Wiseman was selected in June 2009 as a member of the NASA Astronaut Group 20 and qualified as an astronaut in 2011. Wiseman took part in his first spaceflight as part of the crew of Expedition 40/41, which launched to the International Space Station on May 28, 2014, and returned on November 10, 2014. Before joining NASA, Wiseman was a Naval Aviator and test pilot. Wiseman has been the Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office since June, 2017, working under Chief Astronaut Patrick Forrester.

Mission

Soyuz TMA-13M

Type: Human Exploration

Soyuz TMA-13M begins expedition 40 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Maksim Surayev alongside Flight Engineers, Gregory R. Wiseman (NASA) & Alexander Gerst (ESA) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station. It landed on 10 November 2014 03:58 UTC

Location

1/5

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

465 launches have been at this location.

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz

Length: 49.5 meters
Diameter: 3 meters
First Launched: May 20, 2001

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

The Soyuz rocket has been launched a total of 60 times with 59 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Type: Government
Abbreviation: RFSA
Administration: Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin
Founded: 1992
Launchers: Soyuz
Spacecraft: Soyuz
Country: RUS

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.

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