Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 244

Soyuz TMA-8

Carat

Russia

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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  30.03.2006
Launch time:  02:30 UTC
Launch site:  Baikonur
Launch pad:  1
Altitude:  260 - 312 km
Inclination:  51,66 °
Docking ISS:  01.04.2006, 04:19:26 UTC
Undocking ISS:  28.09.2006, 21:53:09 UTC
Landing date:  29.09.2006
Landing time:  01:13 UTC
Landing site:  51° 02' 42" N, 67° 17' 58" E

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Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Vinogradov  Pavel Vladimirovich  Commander 2 182d 22h 43m  2886 
2  Williams  Jeffrey Nels  Flight Engineer 2 182d 22h 43m  2886 
3  Pontes  Marcos Cesar  Spaceflight Participant 1 9d 21h 17m  155 

Crew seating arrangement

Launch
1  Vinogradov
2  Williams
3  Pontes
Landing
1  Vinogradov
2  Williams
3  Ansari

Animations: Soyuz

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Double Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Yurchikhin  Fyodor Nikolayevich  Commander
2  Fincke  Edward Michael "Mike"  Flight Engineer
3  Volkov  Sergei Aleksandrovich  Flight Engineer

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Flight

Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; landing 92 km north of Arkalyk.

Marcos Pontes became the first astronaut from Brazil. This mission carried out the ISS Expedition 13. Following a two day solo flight Soyuz TMA-8 docked to ISS on April 01, 2006. Pavel Vinogradov and Jeffrey Williams replaced the Expedition 12 crew.

Note

Marcos Pontes landed on April 08, 2006 at 23:47 UTC with Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft.

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