Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 229

Soyuz TM-34

Soyuz TM-33


Patch Soyuz TM-34

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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  25.04.2002
Launch time:  06:26 UTC
Launch site:  Baikonur
Launch pad:  1
Altitude:  385 - 396 km
Inclination:  51,64°
Docking ISS:  27.04.2002, 07:55:50 UTC
Undocking ISS:  09.11.2002, 20:44:05 UTC
Landing date:  05.05.2002
Landing time:  03:51 UTC
Landing site:  50° 59' N, 67° 35' E

walkout photo

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alternate crew photo

alternate crew photo


No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Gidzenko  Yuri Pavlovich  Commander 3 9d 21h 25m  156 
2  Vittori  Roberto  Flight Engineer 1 9d 21h 25m  156 
3  Shuttleworth  Mark Richard "Buranov"  Spaceflight Participant 1 9d 21h 25m  156 

Crew seating arrangement

1  Gidzenko
2  Vittori
3  Shuttleworth
1  Zalyotin
2  De Winne
3  Lonchakov

Animations: Soyuz

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Double Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Padalka  Gennadi Ivanovich  Commander
2  Kononenko  Oleg Dmitriyevich  Flight Engineer

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Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; landing 81 km northnortheast of Arkalyk / Kazakhstan.

Soyuz TM-34 carried the third taxi crew to the ISS. Following a two day solo flight Soyuz TM-34 docked to the ISS on April 27, 2002 and common work with Expedition 4 was performed. The ISS' escape craft (Soyuz TM-33) was replaced; Soyuz TM-34 served as a new lifeboat.

Mark Shuttleworth from South Africa became the second space tourist. He was in better condition than Dennis Tito before and carried out a small research program (studying ocean life and biological experiments to combat AIDS and other diseases).



Last update on January 30, 2014.