|Mission duration||194 days, 18 hours, 33 minutes, 12 seconds|
|Spacecraft type||Soyuz-TMA 11F732|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||October 18, 2003, 05:38:03UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||April 30, 2004, 00:11:15UTC|
|Landing site||50.38° N, 67.20° E|
|Perigee||193 kilometres (120 mi)|
|Apogee||227 kilometres (141 mi)|
|Docking with ISS|
Soyuz TMA-3 was a Soyuz (Russian Союз ТМА-3, Union TMA-3) mission to the International Space Station (ISS) launched by a Soyuz FG launch vehicle which was the third flight for the TMA modification of the Soyuz spacecraft, and the 7th Soyuz to fly to the ISS.
|Position||Launching crew||Landing crew|
|Commander||Alexander Kaleri, RKA
|Flight Engineer||Michael Foale, NASA
|Flight Engineer||Pedro Duque, ESA
|André Kuipers, ESA
- Mass: ? kg
- Perigee: 193 km
- Apogee: 227 km
- Inclination: 51.7°
- Period: 88.6 min
Docking with ISS
- Docked to ISS: October 20, 2003, 07:16 UTC (to Pirs module)
- Undocked from ISS: April 29, 2004, 20:52 UTC (from Pirs module)
- Max. altitude - 387.1 km
- Min. altitude - 357.9 km
- Period - 91.7 min
- Inclination - 65.64°
The commander of the Soyuz was Alexander Kaleri (Russia). The flight engineer was Michael Foale (USA), and Pedro Duque from Spain served as the second flight engineer. After docking with the ISS they exchanged the current crew on ISS and became the eighth station crew, called "ISS Expedition Eight". During the stay on the station Michael Foale was the ISS Commander, while Alexander Kaleri was the engineer. Foale was the first American to have served on both Mir and the ISS. Pedro Duque performed some ESA sponsored science experiments under the mission name Cervantes and then returned with the ISS 7 crew on Soyuz TMA-2.
- "OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE about the landing of Soyuz TMA-3 descent vehicle". NPO Energia. April 30, 2004. Retrieved December 17, 2008.
- "Return to space for Spanish ESA astronaut". ESA. October 16, 2003. Retrieved December 17, 2008.
- Energia.RU Press Release ISS