Expedition 16 (ISS-16)

Thirteenth Russian Visiting Crew


  On October 10, 2007 at 17:22:38 Moscow time (13:22:38 UTC) Russian manned transport spacecraft Soyuz TMA-11 was launched by the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle.
Launch Site:
  Baikonur launch site, Republic of Kazakhstan.
  On October 12, 2007 at 18:50:05 Moscow time (14:50:05 UTC) to the port of Zarya Functional and Cargo Module of the ISS Orbital Complex.
  On October 21, 2007 at 11:14 Moscow time (07:14 UTC) the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft undocked from the Zaria Module of the ISS Orbital Complex.
  On October 21, 2007 at 14:36 Moscow time (10:36 UTC).
Landing Site:
  In the area located 10 km from the settlement of Tolybai, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Flight duration:
  10 days 21 hr 14 min



  • Launch of spaceflight participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie, citizen of Malaysia on Soyuz TMA-11 transport manned space vehicle;
  • Unloading of Soyuz TMA-11 transport space vehicle;
  • Soyuz space vehicles changeover with planned replacement of Soyuz TMA-10 acting as a crew rescew vehicle being mated to ISS since April 9, 2007;
  • Performance of the experimental program under ANGKASA MSM Project onboard the ISS;
  • Servicing of Soyuz transport space vehicle systems;
  • Individual life support onboard the ISS;
  • ISS emergency drill walk;
  • Return of equipment to Soyuz TMA-10 transport space vehicle;
  • Landing of spaceflight participant Malaysia Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor Al Masrie together with two ISS-15 crewmembers Fedor Yurchikhin and Oleg Kotov in the descent capsule of Soyuz TMA-10 transport space vehicle.