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Expedition 8 (ISS-8)

MAIN TASKS OF THE EXPEDITION

  • Launch of ISS-8 crew and ESA's Spanish astronaut, operating under the visiting crew program (VC-5), aboard Soyuz TMA-3 transport manned spacecraft of 7S mission;
  • Soyuz TMA-3 docking to Service Module with its subsequent redocking to Functional Cargo Block;
  • Handling operations to undock the Soyuz TMA-2, Progress M-48 spacecrafts;
  • Handling operations to dock the Progress M1-11 and Soyuz TMA-4 spacecrafts;
  • Unloading of the Soyuz TMA-3, Progress M1-11 and Soyuz TMA-4 spacecrafts;
  • Support of the station serviceability;
  • Conduct of extravehicular activity - the first egress from Pirs CO1 docking compartment on the ISS RS;
  • Performance of the scientific and applied research and experiments program, as well as contract-based commercial activities;
  • Performance of the program of experiments under the SSM Servantes Project during the VC-5 period;
  • Shift handover to ISS-9 expedition and return of ISS-8 crew and ESA's Dutch astronaut, who worked under the visiting crew program (VC-6), aboard Soyuz TMA-3 transport manned spacecraft.

ISS Crew


OVCHININ Alexey OVCHININ
Alexey



HAGUE  Nick HAGUE
Nick



KOCH  Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew