Expedition 14 Photoarchive

09/18/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
"ISS-14"At 08:08:42 Moscow Daylight Saving Time a launch vehicle Soyuz-FG with Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur launch site to the International Space Station.
The Increment 14 (ISS-14) crew and visiting crew 11 (VC-11) are on board the Russian transport manned vehicle.
The crew of Soyuz TMA-9 consists of a Russian pilot-cosmonaut, test cosmonaut of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia Mikhail Vladislavovich Turin, NASA astronaut Michael Eladio Lopez-Alegria; a space flight participant Ansari Anousheh. The objective of the launch is the scheduled replacement of the crew of Expedition Thirteen (ISS-13) and of the Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft that has been serving within the space station as its crew rescue vehicle since April 1, 2006.

"ISS-14"The spacecraft commander is reporting on the crew readiness for the flight.

"ISS-14"The Federal Space Agency and S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia leaders are talking with the crew members.

"ISS-14"The main crew is donning flight space suits and checking them for pressure integrity.

09/17/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-9A meeting of the State Commission was held. RSC Energia President and Designer General N. N. Sevastiyanov reported on the readiness of the manned space-rocket system Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-9 for further pre-launch processing. He noted that the International Space Station (ISS) is ready for the arrival of Expedition 14 and visiting crew 11.
A meeting of the State Commission was held, which approved the primary and the backup crews for Soyuz TMA-9 and ISS-14, and also made a decision to proceed with preparations of the space-rocket system Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-9 for fuelling and launch at the scheduled time on September 18, 2006, at 08 hours 08 minutes Moscow Time.

09/16/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
" -9" At 5 hours 00 minutes Moscow Time space-rocket system Soyuz was rolled out from the Integration and Checkout Facility to the launch pad. Launch vehicle Soyuz-FG carrying Soyuz TMA-9 transportation spacecraft is erected on the launch pad. The work under the program of the first launch day has commenced.

09/15/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
In the LV Integration and Checkout Facility, the basic integration of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the upper composite has been completed.

"Technical management"A Technical management meeting was held, chaired by President and Designer General of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia N.N.Sevastiyanov and the State Commission. It was decided to proceed with the roll-out to the launch pad of the launch vehicle carrying transportation spacecraft Soyuz TMA-9.

09/14/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-9Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft was transported from the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility to the Launch Vehicle Assembly and Testing Facility for integration.

09/13/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
ISS-14 crewThe Soyuz TMA-9 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.

09/11/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft was completed. Payload shroud roll on to the spacecraft was performed.

09/10/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft was docked with the transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.

09/08/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
426x640 (78255 bytes)Preparation of the Soyuz TMA-9 manned spacecraft for launch to the International Space Station is in good progress. Transport vehicle Soyuz TMA-9 loaded with propellants and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations.

09/04/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The prime and backup crews of the 14th long-duration expedition and 11th visiting crew of the ISS proceeded to the final training phase at the processing facility. Mikhail Tyurin, Michael Lopez-Alegria, Anoushek Ansari performed a fit check of Sokol-KB spacesuits. The cosmonauts and astronauts inspected Soyuz TMA-9 space vehicle, accomplished a fit check of the individual seat liners, became familiar with the flight data files and the list of cargo to be delivered, verified functionality of the radio communication equipment, as well as had a lesson on the scientific experiments.

09/02/2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Meeting crewThe prime crew (M.V. Tyurin (Russia), M. Lopez-Alegria (USA), A Ansari (USA)) and the backup crew (Y.I. Malenchenko (Russia) and P. Whitson (USA) of Soyuz TMA-9 transport vehicle arrived to Baikonur cosmodrome. At the airport they were met by N.N. Sevastyanov, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia President, General Designer and other Corporation managers.
The crew commanders reported to Nikolai Sevastyanov about their readiness for preflight trainings. From September 4 through September 18 the cosmonauts and astronauts will have to accomplish trainings and accept Soyuz TMA-9 space vehicle.

08/30/2006 Korolev, Moscow Region.
A working meeting of N.N. Sevastyanov, S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia President, Corporation General Designer, with the crew of the Expedition 14 of the International Space Station and Visiting Crew 11.

08/22/2006 Korolev, Moscow Region.
At S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia under the chairmanship of N.N. Sevastyanov, Corporation President, General Designer, took place the next session of the General Designers Review Board on the Russian Segment of the International Space Station.

08/01/2006 Korolev, Moscow Region.
At Korolev RSC Energia, on 24 and 31 July 2006 took place the training sessions of space flight participant from Japan Daisuke Enomoto and his backup Anoushek Ansari (USA), foreseen under the training program of the eleventh visiting expedition to ISS.

05/25/2006 Korolev, Moscow Region.
At Korolev Rocket & Space Corporation Energia the routine training sessions were held under the crew training program for the International Space Station (ISS).

05/17/2006 Korolev, Moscow Region.
At Korolev Rocket & Space Corporation Energia the routine training sessions were held under the crew training program for the International Space Station (ISS).

04/28/2006 Korolev, Moscow Region.
As the preparations for Russian Visiting Crew 11 are under way, at one of the shops of Experimental Machinebuilding Plant of RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev the space flight participant (SFP) from Japan Daisuke Enomoto and his backup Anousheh Ansari (USA) were for the first time acquainted with operational Soyuz space vehicle. They visited the space vehicle habitation module and descent module. While making themselves comfortable in the right seat of the space vehicle with space suit Sokol-KV2 on, they appreciated their future working place in the capacity of SFP. The same familiarization activities were conducted by Mikhail Tyurin, test cosmonaut, pilot-cosmonaut, next Soyuz commander and flight engineer of ISS-14 Prime Crew.

04/07/2006 Korolev, Moscow Area.
The training sessions under the 14th increment crew training program (ISS-14) took place at S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.

ISS Crew

Hoshide  AkihikoHoshide

leg Novitskiy Novitskiy

Petr Dubrov Dubrov

Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei

Robert Shane

Megan McArthur McArthur