Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 247

Soyuz TMA-9

Vostok

Russia

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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  18.09.2006
Launch time:  04:08 UTC
Launch site:  Baikonur
Launch pad:  1
Altitude:  350 km
Inclination:  51,6 °
Docking ISS:  20.09.2006, 05:21 UTC
Undocking ISS:  21.04.2007, 09:11 UTC
Landing date:  21.04.2007
Landing time:  12:31 UTC
Landing site:  48° 26 '00" N, 69° 13' 35" E

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Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Tyurin  Mikhail Vladislavovich  Commander 2 215d 08h 22m  3401 
2  Lopez-Alegria  Michael Eladio "LA"  Flight Engineer 4 215d 08h 22m  3401 
3  Ansari  Anousheh  Spaceflight Participant 1 10d 21h 05m  171 

Crew seating arrangement

Launch
1  Tyurin
2  Lopez-Alegria
3  Ansari
Landing
1  Tyurin
2  Lopez-Alegria
3  Simonyi

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Double Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Malenchenko  Yuri Ivanovich  Commander
2  Whitson  Peggy Annette  Flight Engineer

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Flight

Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome; landing 135 km northeast of Dzheskasgan.

The mission carried out the ISS Expedition 14. Originally Daisuke Enomoto was assigned as fourth space tourist, but he was medically grounded on August 21, 2006. He was replaced by his double Anousheh Ansari.

Following a two day solo flight Soyuz TMA-9 docked with the ISS on September 20, 2006. The crew replaced the Expedition 13 crew.

Note

Anousheh Ansari landed on September 29, 2006 at 01:13 UTC with Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft.

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Last update on August 28, 2011.