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Soyuz TMA-20M

Soyuz FG

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Aleksey Ovchinin

Aleksey Ovchinin

Status: Active
9/28/1971 -
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
First Flight: 3/18/2016
Last Flight: 3/14/2019

Aleksey Nikolayevich Ovchinin born 28 September 1971 in Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russian SFSR is a Russian Air Force Major and cosmonaut, who was selected in 2006. Ovchinin made his first spaceflight in 2016, and was assigned as Commander of Soyuz MS-10 in 2018.

Oleg Skripochka

Oleg Skripochka

Status: Retired
12/24/1969 -
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/7/2010
Last Flight: 9/25/2019

Oleg Ivanovich Skripochka (Russian: Оле́г Ива́нович Скри́почка; born 24 December 1969 in Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian cosmonaut. He served as an Expedition 25/26 and 61/62 crewmember.
December 1st, 2021 Roskosmos announced Skripochka's retirement from active duty and his assignment to a training official role within the russian space agency.

Jeffrey Williams

Jeffrey Williams

Status: Active
1/18/1958 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 5/19/2000
Last Flight: 3/18/2016

Jeffrey Nels Williams is a retired United States Army officer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of four space flights and formerly held the American record for most days spent in space, which was surpassed in April 2017 by his colleague Peggy Whitson.

Mission

Soyuz TMA-20M

Type: Human Exploration

Soyuz TMA-20M begins expedition 47 by carrying 3 cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skriprochka alongside NASA astronaut Jeff Williams will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station.

Mission patch for Soyuz TMA-20M

Location

1/5

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1533 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Agency

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Type: Government
Abbreviation: RFSA
Administration: Administrator: Yuri Borisov
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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