Expedition 12 (ISS-12)

Ninth Russian Visiting Crew

 

Launch:
  On October 1, 2005 at 07:54:53 Moscow Time (03:54:53 UTC) Russian manned transport spacecraft Soyuz TMA-7 was launched by Soyuz-FG launch vehicle
Launch Site:
  Baikonur launch site, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Docking:
  On October 3, 2005 at 09:26:58 Moscow Time (05:26:58 UTC) Soyuz TMA-7 docked to docking compartment/module Pirs of the ISS Orbital Complex
Undocking:
  On October 11, 2005 at 01:49 Moscow time (October 10 at 21:49 UTC) Soyuz TMA-6 undocked from Zarya module of the ISS Orbital Complex
Landing:
  On October 11, 2005 at 05:10 Moscow time (01:10 UTC)
Landing Site:
  In the area located near Arkalyk, Republic of Kazakhstan
Flight duration:
  9 days 21 hours 15 min

 

MAJOR INCREMENT TASKS

  • Launch of Gregory Olsen, participant of the visiting crew by manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-7;
  • Unloading of transport spacecraft Soyuz TMA-7;
  • Soyuz turnover/acceptance within the planned changeover of Soyuz TMA-6 acting as a crew return vehicle as part of the ISS since 17 April 2005;
  • Implementation of Gregory Olsens utilization program onboard the ISS, as well as ESA life science experiments (SAMPLE, MUSCLE, MOP);
  • Maintenance of Soyuz spacecraft systems;
  • Provision of personal life support onboard the ISS;
  • ISS Emergency drill walk;
  • Retrieval of hardware to Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft;
  • Return of Gregory Olsen, spaceflight participant, to Earth together with the ISS-11 crew in Soyuz TMA-6 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