Soyuz TMA-13

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Soyuz TMA-13
Operator Roskosmos
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TMA
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Crew
Crew size 3
Members Yuri Lonchakov
Michael Fincke
Launching Richard Garriott
Landing Charles Simonyi
Callsign Titan
Start of mission
Launch date 12 October 2008, 07:01 (2008-10-12UTC07:01Z) UTC[1][2]
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Launch site Baikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing date 8 April 2009, 07:16 (2009-04-08UTC07:17Z) UTC
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Docking with ISS

Soyuz-TMA-13-Mission-Patch.png Sozuztma13crew.jpg
From left to right: Richard Garriott, Yuri Lonchakov, Michael Fincke


Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
← Soyuz TMA-12 Soyuz TMA-14

Soyuz TMA-13 (Russian: Союз ТМА-13, Union TMA-13) was a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The spacecraft was launched by a Soyuz-FG rocket at 07:01 GMT on 12 October 2008. It undocked at 02:55 GMT on 8 April 2009, performed a deorbit burn at 06:24, and landed at 07:16. By some counts, Soyuz TMA-13 is the 100th Soyuz spacecraft to be crewed.[3]

Crew[edit]

Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander Yuri Lonchakov, RKA
Expedition 18
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer Michael Fincke, NASA
Expedition 18
Second spaceflight
Spaceflight Participant Richard Garriott, SA[5][6]
First spaceflight
Tourist
Charles Simonyi, SA[4]
Second spaceflight
Tourist

Backup crew[edit]

Soyuz TMA-13 arrives at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 10 October 2008.
Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander Gennady Padalka, RKA
Flight Engineer Michael Barratt, NASA
Spaceflight Participant Nik Halik, SA[8]
Tourist
Esther Dyson, SA[7]
Tourist

Crew notes[edit]

References[edit]

Soyuz TMA-13 lifts off from Gagarin's Start.
  1. ^ Chris Bergin (2008). "Soyuz TMA-13 launches trio on journey to the ISS". NASA Spaceflight.com. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  2. ^ The Associated Press (2008). "Rocket launches on space station voyage". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  3. ^ Robert Z. Pearlman (2008). "The 100th Soyuz flight that (maybe) isn't". collectSPACE. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  4. ^ Space Adventures’ Orbital Spaceflight Candidate, Charles Simonyi, Plans Spring 2009 Return Flight to the ISS
  5. ^ a b Mark Carreau (2008). "$30 million buys Austin resident a ride on Soyuz mission". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  6. ^ Space Adventures, Ltd. (2008). "Space Adventures Announces 1st Second Generation Astronaut". Space Adventures, Ltd. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  7. ^ "Space Adventures Announces Esther Dyson as Back-Up Crew Member for Spring 2009 Spaceflight Mission". Space Adventures. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Jen Kelly (26 November 2007). "Space flight dream nears". Herald and Weekly Times. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  9. ^ NASA (2008). "Expedition 18". NASA. Retrieved 12 October 2008. 
  10. ^ NASA (2008). "NASA Assigns Crews for STS-127 and Expedition 19 Missions". NASA. Retrieved 11 February 2008.