Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 252

Soyuz TMA-11



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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  10.10.2007
Launch time:  13:22 UTC
Launch site:  Baikonur
Launch pad:  1
Altitude:  ~350 km
Inclination:  51,6°
Docking ISS:  12.10.2007, 14:50 UTC
Undocking ISS:  19.04.2008, 05:06 UTC
Landing date:  19.04.2008
Landing time:  08:29 UTC
Landing site:  50°31'58"N, 61°05'59,5"E

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No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Malenchenko  Yuri Ivanovich  Commander 4 191d 19h 07m  3028 
2  Whitson  Peggy Annette  Flight Engineer 2 191d 19h 07m  3028 
3  Muszaphar Shukor  Sheikh  Spaceflight Participant 1 10d 21h 14m  171 

Crew seating arrangement

1  Malenchenko
2  Whitson
3  Muszaphar Shukor
1  Malenchenko
2  Whitson
3  Yi

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Double Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Sharipov  Salizhan Shakirovich  Commander
2  Fincke  Edward Michael "Mike"  Flight Engineer
3  bin Khaleed  Faiz  Spaceflight Participant

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Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; landing 428 km west of the intended site in Kazakhstan due of a ballistic descent.

Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor was the first space traveller from Malaysia. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor flew as a guest of the Russian government. Under this program, in exchange for the multi-billion purchase of fighter jets by Malaysia, the Russian Federation bore the cost of training two Malaysians for space travel and for sending one to the ISS. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor's role aboard the Soyuz is referred to as a Spaceflight Participant in English-language Russian Federal Space Agency and NASA documents and press briefings.

This mission carried out the ISS Expedition 16. Following a two day solo flight Soyuz TMA-11 docked with the ISS on October 12, 2007. Peggy Whitson and Yuri Malenchenko replaced Expedition 15 crew members Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Kotov.


Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor landed on October 21, 2007 at 10:36 UTC with Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft.

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Last update on January 02, 2014.