Expedition 19/20 (ISS-19/20)

Sixteenth Russian Visiting Crew

 

Launch:
  On March 26, 2009, at 14:49:18 Moscow Time (11:49:18 UTC), a launch vehicle Soyuz-FG launched Russian manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz TMA-14.
Launch Site:
  Baikonur launch site, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Docking:
  On March 28, 2009, at 16:04:49 Moscow Time (13:04:49 UTC) to the docking port of Zvezda Service Moduleof the ISS.
Undocking:
  On April 8, 2009 at 07:52 Moscow Time (03:52 UTC) Soyuz TMA-13 undocked from the ISS.
Landing:
  On April 8, 2009 at 11:15 Moscow Time (07:15 UTC).
Landing Site:
  Near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Flight duration:
  12 days 19 hours 26 minutes.

 

MAJOR INCREMENT TASKS

  • Launch of the visiting crew (VC-16) spaceflight participant, U.S. citizen Charles Simonyi by manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-14;
  • Transport spacecraft Soyuz TMA-14 off-loading;
  • Soyuz spacecraft handover during nominal changeover of the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft performing a function of a rescue-vehicle as part of the ISS since October 14, 2008;
  • Implementation of the utilization program and life science experiments for Charles Simonyi onboard the ISS;
  • Communication with the Russian Mission Control Center;
  • Provision of proper habitability onboard the ISS;
  • Taking a route for the ISS urgency egress;
  • Equipment transfer to the Soyuz TMA-13 transport spacecraft;
  • Return of spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi to the Earth together with two ISS-18 crew members Yuri Lonchakov and Michael Fincke in the descent capsule of the Soyuz TMA-13 transport spacecraft.

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