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Soyuz TMA-7

Soyuz-FG

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Valeri Tokarev

Valeri Tokarev

  • Birthday: 10/29/1952
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: Russian
  • First Flight: 05/27/1999
  • Last Flight: 10/01/2005

Valeri Ivanovich Tokarev (Russian: Валерий Иванович Токарев; born October 29, 1952) is a Russian Air Force Colonel and test cosmonaut at the Yuri A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Tokarev traveled to space twice, and has performed two career spacewalks, before retiring in June 2008.

William S. McArthur

William S. McArthur

  • Birthday: 07/26/1951
  • Role: Flight Engineer
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 10/18/1993
  • Last Flight: 10/01/2005

William Surles McArthur Jr. is a retired United States Army colonel and NASA astronaut and a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and one expedition to the International Space Station via the Russian Soyuz capsule.

Gregory Olsen

Gregory Olsen

  • Birthday: 04/20/1945
  • Role: Tourist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 10/01/2005
  • Last Flight: 10/01/2005

Gregory Olsen (born April 20, 1945) is an American entrepreneur, engineer and scientist who, in October 2005, became the third private citizen to make a self-funded trip to the International Space Station with the company Space Adventures.

Mission


Soyuz TMA-7

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Soyuz TMA-7 begins Expedition 12 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station.
Russian Commander, cosmonaut Valery Tokarev alongside Flight Engineers, William McArthur (NASA) & spaceflight participant Gregory Olsen (Space Adventures) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station.
It landed on April 8, 2006, 23:48:00 UTC

Soyuz TMA-7

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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