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Soyuz TMA-7

Soyuz-FG

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Crew

Gregory Olsen

Gregory Olsen

Status: Retired
4/20/1945 -
Nationality: American
Type: Non-Astronaut Passenger
First Flight: 10/1/2005
Last Flight: 10/1/2005

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.

Valeri Tokarev

Valeri Tokarev

Status: Retired
10/29/1952 -
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
First Flight: 5/27/1999
Last Flight: 10/1/2005

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

Status: Retired
7/26/1951 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 10/18/1993
Last Flight: 10/1/2005

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.

Mission

Soyuz TMA-7

Type: Human Exploration

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

Mission patch for Soyuz TMA-7

Location

1/5

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1536 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz FG – Progress Rocket Space Center

Family: Soyuz-U
Length: 49.5 m
Diameter: 3 m
Launch Mass: 310000 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 6450 kg

The Soyuz FG was manufactured by Progress Rocket Space Center with the first launch on 2001-05-20. Soyuz FG has 59 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 60 launches. The Soyuz FG rocket is an expendable launch vehicle most commonly known for carrying humans to the International Space Station today.

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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