Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 249

Soyuz TMA-10



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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  07.04.2007
Launch time:  17:31 UTC
Launch site:  Baikonur
Launch pad:  1
Altitude:  323 - 345 km
Inclination:  51,63 °
Docking ISS:  09.04.2007, 19:10 UTC
Undocking ISS:  21.10.2007, 07:14 UTC
Landing date:  21.10.2007
Landing time:  10:36 UTC
Landing site:  50° 29' 01'' N, 62° 17' 20'' E

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No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Kotov  Oleg Valeriyevich  Commander 1 196d 17h 05m  3106 
2  Yurchikhin  Fyodor Nikolayevich  Flight Engineer 2 196d 17h 05m  3106 
3  Simonyi  Charles "Károly"  Spaceflight Participant 1 13d 19h 00m  219 

Crew seating arrangement

1  Kotov
2  Yurchikhin
3  Simonyi
1  Kotov
2  Yurchikhin
3  Muszaphar Shukor

Animations: Soyuz

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Double Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Romanenko  Roman Yuriyevich  Commander
2  Korniyenko  Mikhail Borisovich  Flight Engineer

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Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; landing 338 km west of the intended site in Kazakhstan due of a ballistic descent.

Charles Simonyi was another space tourist. This mission was the ISS Expedition 15. Following a two day solo flight Soyuz TMA-10 docked with the ISS on April 09, 2007. Oleg Kotov and Fyodor Yurchikhin replaced the Expedition 14 crew.

The landing occurred in an unexpected ballistic descent to Earth (for the first time since Soyuz TMA-1). So the landing was one minute earlier than planned, harder (up to 9g, normal 4g) and about 300 kilometers short from the target landing point, but the crew was in good condition and safe.


Charles Simonyi landed on April 21, 2007 at 12:31 UTC with Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft.

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Last update on December 30, 2010.