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Soyuz TMA-8

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Crew:
    Upload:
        Pavel Vinogradov [2], Commander
        Jeffrey Williams [2], Flight Engineer (USA)
        Marcos Pontes [1], Flight Engineer (Brazil)
    Download:
        Pavel Vinogradov
        Jeffrey Williams
        Anousheh Ansari (Soyuz TMA-9)

Backup Crew:
    Fyodor Yurchikhin
    Edward Fincke (USA)
    Sergey Volkov

Launch:
    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 30 March 2006
    Time: 02:30:20 UTC

Landing:
    Date: 29 September 2006
    Time: 01:13:37 UTC
    Location: 51° 2' N, 67° 18' E

Docking:
    Zarya nadir, 1 April 2006 04:19 UTC - 28 September 2006 21:53 UTC

Duration: 182 days, 22 hours, 43 minutes, 17 seconds

Call Sign: Carat

Soyuz TMA-8 is the replacement for Soyuz TMA-7. 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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