Expedition 12 (ISS-12)

Ninth Russian Visiting Crew


  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.
  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
  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
  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



  • 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.