Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 271

Soyuz TMA-18

Cliff

Russia

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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  02.04.2010
Launch time:  04:04 UTC
Launch site:  Baikonur
Launch pad:  1
Altitude:  350 km
Inclination:  51,6°
Docking ISS:  04.04.2010, 05:24:50 UTC
Undocking ISS:  25.09.2010, 02:02:12 UTC
Landing date:  25.09.2010
Landing time:  05:23 UTC
Landing site:  50°01'23,7" N, 66°57'59.2" E

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Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Skvortsov  Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Jr.  Commander 1 176d 01h 19m  2772 
2  Korniyenko  Mikhail Borisovich  Flight Engineer 1 176d 01h 19m  2772 
3  Caldwell-Dyson  Tracy Ellen  Flight Engineer 2 176d 01h 19m  2772 

Crew seating arrangement

Launch
1  Skvortsov
2  Korniyenko
3  Caldwell-Dyson
Landing
1  Skvortsov
2  Korniyenko
3  Caldwell-Dyson

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Double Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Samokutyayev  Aleksandr Mikhailovich  Commander
2  Borisenko  Andrei Ivanovich  Flight Engineer
3  Kelly  Scott Joseph  Flight Engineer

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Flight

Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Landing 35 km southeast of Arkalyk. The landing was delayed one day due to a problem opening hooks in the docking port. ISS Expedition 23 / 24.

Following a two day solo flight Soyuz TMA-18 docked to ISS on April 04, 2010. Aleksandr Skvortsov, Mikhail Korniyenko and Tracy Caldwell-Dyson became the ISS Expedition 23 (together with ISS Expedition 22 crew members Oleg Kotov, Soichi Noguchi and Timothy Creamer).

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