LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Thu Mar 30 2006
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Soyuz TMA-8

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

March 29, 2006 at 9:30 PM EST

(March 30, 2006 at 2:30 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

March 29, 2006 at 9:30 PM EST

(March 30, 2006 at 2:30 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

March 29, 2006 at 9:30 PM EST

(March 30, 2006 at 2:30 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Human Exploration
    • Soyuz TMA-8 begins Expedition 13 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov alongside Flight Engineers, Jeffrey Williams (NASA) & spaceflight participant Marcos Pontes (Space Adventures) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station. It landed on September 29, 2006, 01:13 UTC
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

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