Expedition 21/22 (ISS-21/22)

17th Russian Visiting Crew

 

Launch:
 

On September 30, 2009, at 11:14:45 Moscow Time (07:14:45 UTC), a launch vehicle Soyuz-FG launched Russian manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz TMA-16.

Launch site:
 

Baikonur launch site, Republic of Kazakhstan.

Docking:
 

On October 2, 2009, at 12:35:07 Moscow Time (08:35:07 UTC) to the docking port on the propulsion compartment of Zarya module of the Russian Segment of the ISS .

Undocking:
 

On October 11, 2009 at 05:07 Moscow Time (01:07 UTC) Soyuz TMA-14 undocked from the ISS.

Landing:
 

On October 11, 2009 at 08:31 Moscow Time (04:31 UTC).

Landing site:
 

Near the town of Arkalyk, Republic of Kazakhstan.

Flight duration:
 

10 days 21 hours 17 minutes.

 

MAJOR INCREMENT TASKS

  • Launch of the visiting crew (VC-17) spaceflight participant, Canadian citizen Guy Laliberte by manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-16;
  • Implementation of the utilization program and life science experiments for Guy Laliberte 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-14 transport spacecraft;
  • Return of spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte to the Earth together with two ISS-19/20 crew members Gennady Padalka and Michael Barratt in the descent capsule of the Soyuz TMA-14 transport spacecraft.

ISS Crew


Shannon Walker WALKER
Shannon



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Michael Hopkins Hopkins
Michael



Victor Glover Glover
Victor



Soichi Noguchi Noguchi
Soichi