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04/27/2002

Korolev, Moscow Region.
Being launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on 25 April 2002, the Russian Soyuz TM-34 manned transport spacecraft docked to the International Space Station (ISS).
At 11:55:51 Moscow summer time (7:55:51 UTC) the spacecraft docking assembly came into contact with the port of the ISS Functional Cargo Block Zarya.
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video-recording of the Soyuz TM-34 docking (RealVideo)

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04/25/2002

Baikonur cosmodrome.
Russian Soyuz-U launch vehicle with Soyuz TM-34 spacecraft  in flight.The Russian Soyuz TM-34 manned transport spacecraft was launched within the frame of the International Space Station by the Souyz-U launch vehicle with a crew consisting of Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko, Hero of the Russian Federation, flight cosmonaut of RF, Roberto Vittori, ESA astronaut of Italian nationality, and Mark Shuttleworth, space flight participant, citizen of the South Africa.
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video-recording of Soyuz-U launch vehicle lift-off

Soyuz TM-34 crew at the launch padAt the launch pad prior to boarding the spacecraft. A few minutes later the express elevator will deliver the cosmonauts to the boarding hatch of Soyuz TM-34 spacecraft.
Photo-report from the launch site

Photo-report from the Cosmonauts Preparation Room

 
 
 
04/24/2002

Baikonur cosmodrome.
At the meeting of the State BoardAt 8:00 a.m. Moscow time a meeting of the State Board for the launch of the third Russian visiting crew to the ISS took place in a special hall of Cosmonaut Hotel. The State Board approved the Soyuz TM-34 prime crew consisting of Yuri Gidzenko, Commander, flight cosmonaut of RF, Roberto Vittori, Flight Engineer, ESA astronaut of Italian nationality, and Mark Shuttleworth, space flight participant, citizen of the South Africa. The backup crew consisting of Gennagy Padalka, Commander, flight cosmonaut of RF, Oleg Kononenko, Flight Engineer, test-cosmonaut of RSC Energia. The State Board confirmed the scheduled launch date and time, i.e. April 25, 2000 at 10:26:33 Moscow summer time (06:26:33 UTC).
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04/23/2002

Baikonur cosmodrome.
The Soyuz-U - Soyuz TM system on the launching padAt 5:00 a.m. Moscow time launch vehicle with the Soyuz TM-34 spacecraft was transferred from Assembly and Testing Facility to launch site. The Soyuz-U - Soyuz TM system was erected on the launcher.
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04/22/2002

Baikonur cosmodrome.
Preparation of the Soyuz TM-34 spacecraft for launch to the International Space Station with the third Russian visiting crew (VC-3) is in good progress.
In the LV processing facility, the orbital module was integrated with the launch vehicle.
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At 15 hours Moscow time, a meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission and the Technical Management was held where a decision was made to roll out the launch vehicle carrying Soyuz TM-34 to the launch pad.
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04/21/2002

Baikonur cosmodrome.
The third visiting crew inspected Soyuz TM-34 in its launch configuration in the processing facility.
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Orbital module of the Soyuz U launch vehicle, containing Soyuz TM-34 spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility to the launch vehicle processing facility for integration.
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04/19/2002

Baikonur cosmodrome.
Soyuz TM-34 crews arrived at Baikonur cosmodrome The third Russian visiting crews to the ISS consisting of Yu. Gidzenko, R. Vittori and M. Shuttleworth (prime crew) and G. Padalka, O. Kononenko (backup crew) arrived to the launch site to immediate training for the flight to the ISS scheduled on April 25.
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04/18/2002

Moscow.
Signing of documents on flight of astronaut ESA The contract documents package concerning the flight of ESA astronaut of Belgian nationality, Frank De Winne, to the International Space Station Russian Segment (ISS RS) has been signed at the European Space Agency office.
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Baikonur cosmodrome.
Designers inspection of the Soyuz TM-34 spacecraft was completed.
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Payload shroud roll on to the Soyuz TM-34 spacecraft was completed.
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04/17/2002

Korolev, Moscow area.
The out meeting of the Power Engineering Physico-Technical Problems Department (PEPTPD) Bureau of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) was held at RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev.
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Baikonur cosmodrome.
Soyuz TM-34 spacecraft was docked with the transfer compartment.
Photo-report from the Assembly and Testing Facility

 
 
 
04/16/2002

Baikonur cosmodrome
Soyuz TM-34 filling was completed and it was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations.
Photo-report from the Assembly and Testing Facility

 
 
 
04/14/2002

Baikonur cosmodrome
The third Russian visiting crews to the ISS A Technical management meeting was held which made a decision to proceed with Soyuz TM-34 filling.

Photo-report from the Cosmonauts Preparation Room
Photo-report from the Assembly and Testing Facility

 
 
 
04/13/2002

Baikonur cosmodrome
The third Russian visiting crews to the ISS The third Russian visiting crews to the ISS consisting of Yu. Gidzenko, R. Vittori and M. Shuttleworth (prime crew) and G. Padalka, O. Kononenko (backup crew) arrived to Krainii airport at Baikonur.
The Soyuz TM-34 spacecraft is scheduled to be launched on April 25, 2002.
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04/12/2002

Dear colleagues, friends, and veterans of space industry!
We extend to you our congratulations on the Cosmonautics Day - the holiday celebrated today not only in Russia, but also throughout the world as a significant day in the history of human civilization.

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In connection with the Cosmonautics Day, flowers were laid to the Kremlin wall, to the tombs of the father of the applied space science, Chief Designer of rocket and space systems academician S.P.Korolev and the first cosmonaut of the planet Yu.A.Gagarin.
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04/10/2002

Korolev, Moscow region.
Council of Chief Designers S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation hosted a meeting of the Council of Chief Designers for the Russian Segment of the International Space Station (RS ISS).

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04/08/2002

Star City, Moscow region.
Interdepartmental Commission A session of Interdepartmental Commission was hel at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, which reviewed the results of training for the main and back-up crews of the third visiting mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
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04/06/2002

Korolev, Moscow Region
Annual Shareholders' Meeting The regular Annual Shareholders' Meeting of the Public Corporation Rocket and Space Corporation Energia after S.P. Korolev has been held.

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