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Soyuz TMA-18

Soyuz FG

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Aleksandr Skvortsov

Aleksandr Skvortsov

  • Birthday: 05/06/1966
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: Russian
  • First Flight: 04/02/2010
  • Last Flight: 07/20/2019

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvortsov (Russian: Aлександр Aлександрович Скворцов; born May 6, 1966) is a Russian cosmonaut. He has had two spaceflights, which were long-duration missions aboard the International Space Station. His first spaceflight took place from April to September 2010, and was launched with the spacecraft Soyuz TMA-18. He arrived at the station part way through Expedition 23, of which Oleg Kotov was the Commander. When Expedition 24 began in June, Skvortsov became Commander.

Mikhail Kornienko

Mikhail Kornienko

  • Birthday: 04/15/1960
  • Role: Flight Engineer
  • Nationality: Russian
  • First Flight: 04/02/2010
  • Last Flight: 03/27/2015

Mikhail Borisovich Kornienko (Михаил Борисович Корниенко; born 15 April 1960) is a Russian cosmonaut. Kornienko served as a flight engineer on the International Space Station during Expedition 23/24 and was selected along with Scott Kelly for a year-long mission aboard the ISS.

Tracy Caldwell Dyson

Tracy Caldwell Dyson

  • Birthday: 08/14/1969
  • Role: Flight Engineer
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 08/08/2007
  • Last Flight: 04/02/2010

Tracy Caldwell Dyson is an American chemist and NASA astronaut. Caldwell Dyson was a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Endeavour flight STS-118 in August 2007. She was part of the Expedition 24 crew on the International Space Station between April 4, 2010 and September 25, 2010. She has completed three spacewalks, logging more than 22 hrs of EVA including work to replace a malfunctioning coolant pump.

Mission


Soyuz TMA-18

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Soyuz TMA-18 begins Expedition 23 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station.
Russian Commander, cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov alongside Flight Engineers,Mikhail Korniyenko (RSA) & Tracy Caldwell Dyson (NASA) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station.
It landed on 25 September 2010, 05:23 UTC

Soyuz TMA-18

Location


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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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