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Soyuz TMA-20M

Soyuz FG

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Aleksey Ovchinin

Aleksey Ovchinin

  • Birthday: 09/28/1971
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: Russian
  • First Flight: 03/18/2016
  • Last Flight: 03/14/2019

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

  • Birthday: 12/24/1969
  • Role: Flight Engineer
  • Nationality: Russian
  • First Flight: 10/07/2010
  • Last Flight: 09/25/2019

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

  • Birthday: 01/18/1958
  • Role: Flight Engineer
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 05/19/2000
  • Last Flight: 03/18/2016

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
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

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.

Soyuz TMA-20M

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 1546 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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