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Expedition 2 (ISS-2)

MAIN TASKS OF THE EXPEDITION

  • Orbital insertion of ISS-2 crew by Space Shuttle during Flight 5A.1;
  • Maintenance of the Station functionality;
  • Support of the docking/undocking operations relative to the Progress M1-6, Soyuz TM-32 vehicles and Space Shuttles during flights 5A.1, 6A, 7A, 7A.1;
  • Support of the undocking operations relative to the Progress M44, Soyuz TM-31;
  • Progress, Soyuz and Shuttle unloading;
  • Going on with the Station assembly operations;
  • Perform EVA - one space walk on the ISS Russian segment out of TC of SM Zvezda;
  • Implementation of the Research and Experimental Program, as well as the contract-based commercial activities;
  • Conduct of the activities under the Visiting Crew Program VC-1:
    Experiments under the Russian Program (Plazmenniy Kristall, Poligen, Diatomeya); Experimental Program of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Contractual activities with D. Tito (photographing and video shooting) and with SPACEHAB (LEGO and Popular Mechanics Projects);
  • Crew handover to Expedition three (ISS-3) and return of ISS-2 crew by Space Shuttle Flight 7A.1