Expedition 17 (ISS-17)

Fourteenth Russian Visiting Crew

 

Launch:
  On April 8, 2008 at 15:16:39 Moscow time (11:16:39 UTC) Russian manned transport spacecraft Soyuz TMA-12 was launched by the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle.
Launch Site:
  Baikonur launch site, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Docking:
  On April 10, 2008 at 16:57 Moscow time (12:57 UTC) to docking compartment/module Pirs of the ISS Orbital Complex.
Undocking:
  On April 19, 2008 at 9:06 Moscow time (5:06 UTC) the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft undocked from the Zaria Module of the ISS Orbital Complex.
Landing:
  On April 19, 2008.
Landing Site:
  On the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan at 50° 32' North latitude and 61° 06' East longitude.
Flight duration:
  10 days 21 hr 13 min.

 

MAJOR INCREMENT TASKS

  • Launch of the visiting crew space flight participant, citizen of South Korea Yi So Yeon by Soyuz TMA-12 manned transport vehicle;
  • Unloading of Soyuz TMA-12 manned transport vehicle;
  • Planned changeover of Soyuz TMA-11, which has been acting as a crew rescue vehicle as part of the ISS since 12 October 2007;
  • Implementation of Korea Astronaut Program (KAP) onboard the ISS;
  • Photo and video imagery on board ISS RS for educational purposes;
  • Communications operation using Sputnik SM relay satellite;
  • Conduct of public affair and symbolic activities;
  • Communication with the Russian Mission Control Center;
  • Maintenance of Soyuz TMA-11 systems;
  • Visiting crew life support on ISS RS;
  • ISS emergency drill walk;
  • Return of equipment to Soyuz TMA-11;
  • Return of the visiting crew space flight participant, citizen of South Korea Yi So Yeon together with the two ISS-16 crewmembers Peggy Whitson and Yury Malenchenko in Soyuz TMA-11 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