Soyuz TMA-12


Soyuz TMA-12

Infobox Space mission
mission_name = Soyuz TMA-12
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launch = April 8, 2008
11:16:39 UTC
LC-1/5, Baikonur
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landing = October, 2008
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crew_photo = Soyuz TMA-12 Crew.jpg
crew_caption = From left to right: Yi So-yeon, Sergei Volkov, Oleg Kononenko
previous = Soyuz TMA-11
next = Soyuz TMA-13

Soyuz TMA-12 is a current Soyuz mission to the International Space Station (ISS) which was launched by a Soyuz FG rocket at 11:16 UTC on 8 April 2008. It docked to the Pirs module of the station on 10 April 2008. [http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition17/launch.html Expedition 17 Crew Launches from Baikonur] ]

Crew


=Launched and will land ISS "Expedition 17" crew:=

*"Sergei Volkov (1)" Commander - RUS
*"Oleg Kononenko (1)" Flight Engineer - RUS

Launched:

*Yi So-yeon (1) Spaceflight Participant - KOR [http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/03/10/korea.astronaut.ap/index.html CNN - S. Korea names woman as first astronaut] ]

Will land:

*Richard Garriott (1) - Spaceflight Participant [ [http://www.spaceadventures.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.viewnews&newsid=554 Space Adventures Announces 1st Second Generation Astronaut ] Space Adventures ] USA

Back-up crew

*"Maksim Surayev " Commander - RUS
*"Oleg Skripochka " Flight Engineer - RUS
* Ko San Spaceflight Participant - KOR

Crew Notes

Yi So-yeon is flying as a guest of the Russian government through the Korean Astronaut Program after the Korean government paid the Russian government 25 million US dollars in agreement to support the first Korean astronaut in space. Her role aboard the Soyuz is referred to as a Spaceflight Participant in English-language Russian Federal Space Agency and NASA documents and press briefings. [ [http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition17/index.html NASA - Expedition 17 ] ] Ko San was originally scheduled to fly, with Yi as his backup. On 10 March 2008, it was announced that Ko breached regulations surrounding removal of books from the training centre in Russia [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7286989.stm BBC News - South Korea swaps first astronaut] ] , and therefore would not be allowed to fly.

Richard Garriott is flying as a space tourist through a program run by Space Adventures. He is also referred to as a Spaceflight Participant in English-language RKA and NASA documents.

References

External links

Soyuz programme
previous=Soyuz TMA-11
next=Soyuz TMA-13


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