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|Mission name||Soyuz TMA-4|
|Spacecraft name||Soyuz TMA|
|Launch pad||Gagarin's Start|
|Launch date||April 19, 2004
|Landing||October 24, 2004
90 km north of the town of Arkalyk
|Mission duration||187 days, 13 hours, 22 minutes|
|Number of orbits||~2,950|
|Orbital period||88.7 minutes|
|From left to right: Michael Fincke, Gennady Padalka and André Kuipers|
Soyuz TMA-4 was a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station (ISS) launched by a Soyuz FG launch vehicle. It was launched on April 19, 2004 (UTC) from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Gennady Padalka from Russia, Michael Fincke from the USA and André Kuipers from the Netherlands were flown to the International Space Station. Kuipers returned to Earth 9 days later together with ISS crew 8 with the re-entry module of the Soyuz TMA-3, the other two stayed as ISS crew 9. The craft landed October 24, 2004 with Padalka, Fincke and Yuri Shargin aboard.
|Position||Launching crew||Landing crew|
|Commander||Gennady Padalka, RKA
|Flight Engineer||Michael Fincke, NASA
|Flight Engineer||André Kuipers, ESA
|Yuri Shargin, RKA
Mission parameters 
- Mass: ? kg
- Perigee: 200 km
- Apogee: 252 km
- Inclination: 51.7°
- Period: 88.7 minutes
Docking with ISS 
- Docked to ISS: April 21, 2004, 05:01 UTC (to nadir port of Zarya)
- Undocked from ISS: October 23, 2004, 21:08 UTC (from nadir port of Zarya)
Mission highlights 
Soyuz TMA-4 is a Russian passenger spacecraft that was launched by a Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonur at 03:19 UT on April 19, 2004. It carried three astronauts (a Russian, an American and a Dutch) to the International Space Station (ISS) and docked with the Zarya module of the ISS automatically on April 21 at 05:01 UT. Two of its astronauts remained in the ISS for about six months, while the Dutch astronaut and the two astronauts who had inhabited the ISS for several months left the ISS on April 29 in the TMA-3 that had remained docked with the ISS, soft landing in Kazakhstan at 00:11 on April 30.
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- "Return to space for Spanish ESA astronaut". ESA. October 16, 2003. Retrieved December 17, 2008.