Expedition 9 (ISS-9)

Sixth Russian Visiting Crew

 

Launch:
  April 19, 2004 at 03:19 UTC (05:19 CEST, 07:19 Moscow Time) Soyuz-FG launched the Russian transport manned space vehicle Soyuz TMA-4.
Launch Site:
  Baikonur launch site, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Docking:
  On April 21, 2004 at 05:01 UTC (07:01 CEST, 09:01 Moscow Time) the docking was performed to the port of the Zarya FGB of the ISS Orbital Complex.
Undocking:
  On April 30, 2004 at 00:52 Moscow Time (April 29, 2004 at 22:52 CEST, 20:52 UTC) the Soyuz TMA-3 spacecraft was unmated from the Pirs Docking Module.
Landing:
  On April 30, 2004 at 04:11:46 Moscow Time (02:11:46 CEST; 00:11:46 UTC).
Landing Site:
  In the area located nearby the town of Arkhalyk, the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Flight duration:
  10 days 20 hours 52 min 46 sec.

 

MAJOR INCREMENT TASKS

  • Launch of the visiting crew member, ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers, by Soyuz TMA-4 manned spacecraft;
  • Planned changeover of Soyuz TMA-3, which has been acting as a crew rescue vehicle as part of the ISS since 20 October 2003;
  • Implementation of Delta DSM experimental program;
  • Solution of ISS crew flight technical support issues;
  • Return of ESA astronaut of the Dutch nationality Andre Kuipers with ISS-8 crew in Soyuz TMA-3 descent capsule.

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