Soyuz TMA-11M

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Soyuz TMA-11M
Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft just moments away from docking.jpg
Soyuz TMA-11M just before Docking
Mission type ISS crew transport
Operator Roskosmos
COSPAR ID 2013-061A
Mission duration 6 months (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TMA 11F747
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Crew
Crew size 3
Members Mikhail Tyurin
Richard Mastracchio
Koichi Wakata
Callsign Vostok
Start of mission
Launch date 7 November 2013, 04:14:15 (2013-11-07UTC04:14:15Z) UTC[1]
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Launch site Baikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing date May 2014
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking port Rassvet nadir
Docking date 7 November 2013, 10:27 UTC

Soyuz-TMA-11M-Mission-Patch.png Expedition 36 backup crew members in front of the Soyuz TMA spacecraft mock-up in Star City, Russia.jpg
(l-r) Wakata, Tyurin and Mastracchio


Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
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Soyuz TMA-11M is a 2013 flight to the International Space Station. It transported three members of the Expedition 38 crew to the International Space Station. TMA-11M is the 120th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft, with the first flight launching in 1967. The successful docking of the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft on November 7, 2013 marked the first time since October 2009 that nine people have resided on the space station without the presence of a space shuttle.

The rocket and spacecraft applied Olympic symbols on the cowl of the ship. During mission, the Olympic torch has been passed for the first time in open space, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky passed it at the outlet of the International Space Station.

Crew[edit]

Position[2] Crew Member
Commander Mikhail Tyurin, RSA
Expedition 38
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Richard Mastracchio, NASA
Expedition 38
Fourth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Koichi Wakata, JAXA
Expedition 38
Fourth spaceflight

Backup crew[edit]

Position[3] Crew Member
Commander Maksim Surayev, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 Gregory R. Wiseman, NASA
Flight Engineer 2 Alexander Gerst, ESA

Cargo[edit]

TMA-11M is carrying the Olympic flame for the 2014 Winter Olympics into space for the first time.[4] The torch returned to Earth 5 days later on board TMA-09M.

Launch of Soyuz TMA-11M

Gallery[edit]

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