Expedition 13 Photoarchive
10/18/2006 Star City, Moscow area.
A red carpet welcome of the ISS-13 crew consisting of Pavel Vinogradov and Jeffry Williams, as well as the first woman space tourist Anoushek Ansari took place in the House of Cosmonauts of Yu. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
The cosmonauts were offered congratulations and presented gifts and souvenirs by the representatives of Roscosmos, GCTC RGNII, NASA, ESA and public organizations. N.N.Sevastiyanov, President, General Designer of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia congratulated the crew on a successful mission, presented traditional sets of RSC Energia medals. The cosmonauts told about their on-orbit activities and thanked all specialists for supporting the flight.
10/02/2006 Star City, Moscow Region.
Today the first postflight meeting with cosmonauts returned
to the Earth on September 29 after work on the International
Space Station (ISS) was held.
09/29/2006 Korolev, Moscow Area.
Soyuz TMA-8 descent module returned to ground the Expedition
13 crew of the International Space Station (ISS-13) consisting
of Pavel Vinogradov (commander, S.P.Korolev RSC Energia
test cosmonaut), and Jeffry Williams (flight engineer, NASA
astronaut). Anousheh Ansari, spaceflight participant, who
has been working onboard the ISS from September 20 through
September 28 under the visiting crew (VC-11) program returned
to the Earth together with the ISS-13 crew.
03/30/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
06:30 a.m. of Moscow summer time integrated launch vehicle Soyuz-FG with spacecraft Soyuz TMA-8 was launched to International
Space Station from cosmodrome Baikonur.
spacecraft commander is reporting on the crew readiness for the flight.
The Federal Space Agency and S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space
Corporation Energia leaders are talking with the crew members.
the cosmonaut's training hall.
The main crew is donning flight space suits and checking
them for pressure integrity.
03/29/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
meeting of the State Board was held at which the Soyuz TMA-8
and ISS-13 prime and backup crews were approved, as well
as a decision was made to continue the Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-8
rocket & space complex processing for filling and launch
within the scheduled time – on March 30, 2006, at 6:30 a.m.
03/28/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
5:00 a.m. Moscow Time, the transporter with the Soyuz-FG
launch vehicle and the Soyuz TMA-7 transport spacecraft
left the Assembly and Testing Facility and arrived to the
launch pad for the final pre-launch processing. The Soyuz-FG
- Soyuz TMA-8 system was erected on the launcher. First
launch day activities began.
Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft was integrated with the launch vehicle in the LV Assembly and Testing Facility. This day a meeting of the Governmental Commission and the Technical Management was held where a decision was made to roll out the launch vehicle carrying Soyuz TMA-8 to the launch pad.
03/26/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-8 prime and backup crews inspected the transport
spacecraft in its launch configuration in the Assembly and
Testing Facility. Additionally the crews had a consultation
on the kits of equipment that are to be delivered to and
returned from orbit on-board Soyuz TMA spacecraft.
Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing
Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft was transported from the Spacecraft
Assembly and Testing Facility to the Launch Vehicle Assembly
and Testing Facility for integration.
inspection of the Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft was completed.
Payload shroud roll on to the spacecraft was performed.
03/23/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft was docked with the transfer compartment
in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.
Transport vehicle Soyuz TMA-8 loaded with propellants and
compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly
and Testing Facility for final processing operations.
The prime crew (P.V.Vinogradov, J. Williams, M. Pontes)
and backup crew (F.N. Yurchikhin, M. Fincke, S.A. Volkov)
of the Soyuz TMA-8 transport spacecraft accomplished the
training during which they performed fit-check of individual
cradles, leak and functional checks of spacesuits, worked
with radio systems and flight documentation, familiarized
with composition of ascent/descent cargoes, and had a lesson
on science experiments.
03/18/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The prime crew (Pavel V. Vinogradov (Russia), Jeffrey N. Williams (USA), Marcos C. Pontes (Brazil)) and backup crew (Fyodor N. Yurchikhin (Russia), Edward M. Fincke (USA), Sergey A. Volkov (Russia)) of the Soyuz TMA-8 transport spacecraft arrived to the cosmodrome to accomplish training and accept the spacecraft.
03/15/2006. Korolev, Moscow Region.
At S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia
the regular session of the Board of Chief Designers
on the Russian Segment of the International Space Station
(ISS) was held under the chairmanship of N.N. Sevastianov,
President, General Designer of RSC Energia.
03/11/2006 Korolev, Moscow Region.
On February 28, 2006 RSC Energia hosted the training sessions of Brazilian citizen Marcos Pontes under the training program for the participant in space flight to the International space station (ISS) within 10th Visiting Crew.
02/06/2006 Korolev, Moscow Region.
The next training activities under the program for training of International Space Station 13th Prime Expedition (ISS-13) crews were held at RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev.
10/04/2005 Korolev, Moscow Area.
The training sessions under the program to train the crews of Expedition 13 to
the International Space Station (ISS-13) are in progress at RSC Energia after