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EXPERITION 21 (ISS-21)
17th RUSSIAN VISITING CREW

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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.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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