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Soyuz TMA-9

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Crew:
    Upload:
        Mikhail Tyurin [2], Commander
        Michael Lopez-Alegria [4], Flight Engineer (USA)
        Anousheh Ansari [1], Flight Participant (USA)
    Download:
        Mikhail Tyurin
        Michael Lopez-Alegria
        Charles Simonyi (Soyuz TMA-10)

Backup Crew:
    Yuri Malenchenko
    Peggy Whitson (USA)

Launch:
    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 18 September 2006
    Time: 04:08:42 UTC

Landing:
    Date: 21 April 2007
    Time: 12:31:30 UTC
    Location: 42° 26' N, 69° 13.6' E

Docking:
    Zvezda aft, 20 September 2006 05:21 UTC - 10 October 2006 19:14 UTC
    Zarya nadir, 10 October 2006 19:34 UTC - 21 April 2007 09:11 UTC

Duration: 215 days, 8 hours, 22 minutes, 48 seconds

Call Sign: Vostok (East)

Soyuz TMA-9 was the replacement for Soyuz TMA-8. 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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