Expedition 9 (ISS-9)

MAIN TASKS OF THE EXPEDITION

  • Launch of ISS-9 crew and ESA astronaut of the Dutch nationality working under the visiting crew program (VC-6) by transport manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-4 (flight 8S);
  • Docking of spacecraft Soyuz TMA-4 to the Functional Cargo Block;
  • Operational support for undocking of spacecraft Soyuz TMA-3, Progress M1-11, Progress M-49;
  • Operational support for docking of spacecraft Progress M-49, Progress M-50 and Soyuz-TMA-5;
  • Unloading of spacecraft Soyuz TMA-4, Progress M-49 and Progress M-50;
  • Extravehicular activities - four EVAs on the ISS RS from Docking Compartment DC1 Pirs;
  • Support of the Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments, as well as contract-based commercial activities;
  • Performance of the experimental program under Delta DSM Project during VC-6;
  • Crew handover to Increment ISS-10 and return of ISS-9 crew and ESA astronaut working under the visiting crew program (VC-7) to Earth on transport spacecraft Soyuz TMA-4.

ISS Crew


Hoshide  AkihikoHoshide
Akihiko



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Robert Shane KIMBROUGH KIMBROUGH
Robert Shane



Megan McArthur McArthur
Megan



Thomas PESQUETPESQUET
Thomas