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Soyuz TMA-7

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Crew:
    Upload:
        Valery Tokarev [2], Commander
        William McArthur [4], Flight Engineer (USA)
        Gregory Olsen [1], Flight Participant (USA)
    Download:
        Valery Tokarev
        William McArthur
        Marcos Pontes (Soyuz TMA-8)

Backup Crew:
    Mikhail Tyurin
    Jeffrey Williams (USA)
    Sergei Kostenko

Launch:
    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 1 October 2005
    Time: 03:54:53 UTC

Landing:
    Date: 8 April 2006
    Time: 23:47:24 UTC
    Location: 50° 40' N, 67° 21.4' E

Docking:
    Pirs , 3 October 2005 05:27 UTC - 18 November 2005 08:46 UTC
    Zarya nadir, 18 November 2005 09:05 UTC - 20 March 2006 06:49 UTC
    Zvezda aft, 20 March 2006 07:11 UTC - 8 April 2006 20:28 UTC

Duration: 189 days, 19 hours, 52 minutes, 31 seconds

Call Sign: Rassvet (Dawn)

Soyuz TMA-7 was the replacement for Soyuz TMA-6. The Soyuz is used as a lifeboat for the ISS. Because of fuel degradation, the Soyuz needs to be replaced every six months.

 


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