Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 259

Soyuz TMA-13

Titan

Russia

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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  12.10.2008
Launch time:  07:01 UTC
Launch site:  Baikonur
Launch pad:  1
Altitude:  51,65°
Inclination:  201 - 260 km
Docking ISS:  14.10.2008, 08:26 UTC
Undocking ISS:  08.04.2009, 02:55:30 UTC
Landing date:  08.04.2009
Landing time:  07:16 UTC
Landing site:  48°33'56"N, 69°23'51"E

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Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Lonchakov  Yuri Valentinovich  Commander 3 178d 00h 15m  2803 
2  Fincke  Edward Michael "Mike"  Flight Engineer 2 178d 00h 15m  2803 
3  Garriott  Richard Allen  Spaceflight Participant 1 11d 20h 35m  188 

Crew seating arrangement

Launch
1  Lonchakov
2  Fincke
3  Garriott
Landing
1  Lonchakov
2  Fincke
3  Simonyi

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Double Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Padalka  Gennadi Ivanovich  Commander
2  Barratt  Michael Reed  Flight Engineer
3  Halik  Nikos "Nik"  Spaceflight Participant

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Flight

Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; landing 151 km northeast of Dzheskasgan; ISS Expedition 18.

Richard Garriott became another space tourist. He is the son of the US astronaut Owen Garriott. Following a two day solo flight Soyuz TMA-13 docked to ISS on October 14, 2008. Yuri Lonchakov and Michael Fincke replaced Expedition 17 crew members Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko.

Due to bad weather in the landing area the return was delayed one day.

Note

Richard Garriott landed on October 24, 2008 at 03:36 UTC with Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft.

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Last update on October 07, 2012.