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Soyuz TMA-17

Soyuz-FG

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Oleg Kotov

Oleg Kotov

  • Birthday: 10/27/1965
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: Russian
  • First Flight: 04/07/2007
  • Last Flight: 09/25/2013

Oleg Valeriyevich Kotov (Russian: Олег Валериевич Котов) was born on October 27, 1965, in Simferopol, Crimean oblast in the Ukrainian SSR. After a career as a physician assigned to the Soviet space program, he joined the Russian cosmonaut corps. He has flown two long duration spaceflights on the International Space Station logging just short of a year in space. Most recently, Kotov flew on the Soyuz TMA-10M/Expedition 37/Expedition 38 long duration spaceflight, from September 2013 until March 2014.

Timothy Creamer

Timothy Creamer

  • Birthday: 11/15/1959
  • Role: Flight Engineer
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 12/20/2009
  • Last Flight: 12/20/2009

Timothy “TJ” Creamer is a NASA flight director, retired astronaut and a colonel in the United States Army.

Soichi Noguchi

Soichi Noguchi

  • Birthday: 04/15/1965
  • Role: Flight Engineer
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • First Flight: 07/26/2005
  • Last Flight: 11/16/2020

Soichi Noguchi (野口 聡一 Noguchi Sōichi, born 15 April 1965 in Yokohama, Japan) is a Japanese aeronautical engineer and former JAXA astronaut. His first spaceflight was as a Mission Specialist aboard STS-114 on 26 July 2005 for NASA’s first “return to flight” Space Shuttle mission after the Columbia disaster. He was most recently in space as part of the Soyuz TMA-17 crew and Expedition 22 to the International Space Station (ISS), returning to Earth on 2 June 2010. He is the fifth Japanese astronaut to fly in space and the fourth to fly on the space shuttle.

Mission


Soyuz TMA-17

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Soyuz TMA-17 begins Expedition 22 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station.
Russian Commander, cosmonaut Oleg Kotov alongside Flight Engineers, Timothy Creamer (NASA) & Soichi Noguchi (JAXA) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station.
It landed on June 2, 2010, 03:25 UTC

Soyuz TMA-17

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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