Expedition 13 (ISS-13)

Tenth Russian Visiting Crew

 

Launch:
  Soyuz TMA-8, Russian manned transport spacecraft, was launched by the Souyz-FG launch vehicle on March 30, 2006, at 06:30:20 Moscow Time (02:30:20 UTC)
Launch Site:
  Baikonur launch site, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Docking:
  On April 1, 2006 at 08:19:26 Moscow Time (04:19:26 UTC) to the Functional Cargo Block Zarya of the ISS
Undocking:
  Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft undocked from Zvezda Service Module of the ISS on April 9, 2006, at 00:28 Moscow Time (20:28 UTC).
Landing:
  April 9, 2006 at 03:48 Moscow Time (April 8, at 23:47 UTC).
Landing Site:
  In the area located near Arkalyk, Republic of Kazakhstan
Flight duration:
  9 days 21 hours 17 min

 

MAJOR INCREMENT TASKS

  • Launch of visiting crew participant Brazilian astronaut Markos Caesar Pontes aboard the Soyuz TMA-8 manned vehicle;
  • Unloading of the Soyuz TMA-8 transport vehicle;
  • transfer/acceptance of Soyuz vehicles during scheduled replacement of Soyuz TMA-7 vehicle used as a rescue vehicle within the ISS since October 3, 2005;
  • implementation of the scientific research program on the ISS under the BSM "CENTENARIO" project, as well as performance of activities on world community information symbol manipulation (PR & Symbolic);
  • maintenance of the Soyuz transport vehicle systems;
  • support of personal vital activities aboard the ISS;
  • passage along the route of ISS urgent escape;
  • return of hardware to the Soyuz TMA-7 transport vehicle;
  • Return of the Brazilian astronaut Marcos C. Pontes to Earth together with the ISS-12 crew in Soyuz TMA-7 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