Expedition 15 (ISS-15)

Twelfth Russian Visiting Crew


  On April 7, 2007 at 21:31:14 Moscow time (17:31:14 UTC) Russian manned transport spacecraft Soyuz TMA-10 was launched by the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle.
Launch Site:
  Baikonur launch site, Republic of Kazakhstan.
  On April 9, 2007 at 23:10:44 Moscow time (19:10:44 UTC) to the port of Zarya Functional and Cargo Module of the ISS Orbital Complex.
  On April 21, 2007 at 13:11 Moscow time (09:11 UTC) the Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft undocked from the Zaria Module of the ISS Orbital Complex.
  On April 21, 2007 at 16:31:30 Moscow time (12:31:30 UTC).
Landing Site:
  In the area located to the north-east of the town Jezkazgan, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Flight duration:
  13 days 19 hr 00 min



  • Launch of the visiting crew participant, U.S. citizen Charles Simonyi by manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-10;
  • Transport spacecraft Soyuz TMA-10 off-loading;
  • Soyuz spacecraft handover during nominal changeover of the Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft performing a function of a rescue-vehicle as part of the ISS since September 20, 2006;
  • Implementation of the utilization program of Charles Simonyi onboard the ISS, and also performance of ESA life science experiments (MUSCLE, SAMPLE);
  • System servicing of the Soyuz transport spacecraft;
  • Individual life support onboard the ISS;
  • Taking a route for the ISS urgency egress;
  • Equipment transfer to the Soyuz TMA-9 transport spacecraft;
  • Return of spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi to Earth together with two ISS-14 crew members Michael Lopez-Alegria and Mikhail Turin in the descent capsule of the Soyuz TMA-9 transport spacecraft.