(Soyuz Taxi 2)
Talgat Musabayev , Commander
Yuri Baturin , Flight Engineer
Dennis Tito , Flight Participant (USA)
Viktor Afanasyev (Soyuz TM-33)
Claudie Haigneré (Soyuz TM-33)
Konstantin Kozeyev (Soyuz TM-33)
Date: 28 April 2001
Time: 07:37:20 UTC
Date: 31 October 2001
Time: 04:59:26 UTC
Location: 46° 45' N, 69° 43' E
Zarya nadir, 30 April 2001 07:58 UTC - 19 October 2001 10:48 UTC
Pirs , 19 October 2001 11:04 UTC - 31 October 2001 01:38 UTC
Duration: 185 days, 21 hours, 22 minutes, 6 seconds
Upload Call Sign: Kristall (Crystal)
Download Call Sign: Derbent
Soyuz TM-32 was the replacement for Soyuz TM-31. The Soyuz is used as a lifeboat for the ISS. Because of fuel degradation, the Soyuz needs to be replaced every six months. The upload crew returned in Soyuz TM-31 after a short stay aboard the ISS.
American businessman and former NASA engineer Dennis Tito paid Russia about (US)$20 million for the trip, making him the first space tourist. He stayed aboard the space station from April 30 to May 5, 2001.
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