|Mission duration||198 days, 17 hours, 37 minutes, 45 seconds|
Frank De Winne
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||April 25, 2002, 06:26:35UTC|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||November 10, 2002, 00:04:20UTC|
|Landing site||80 kilometres (50 mi) NE of Arkalyk|
|Perigee||193 kilometres (120 mi)|
|Apogee||247 kilometres (153 mi)|
|Docking with ISS|
|Position||Launching crew||Landing crew|
|Commander||Yuri Gidzenko, RKA
|Sergei Zalyotin, RKA
|Flight Engineer||Roberto Vittori, ESA
|Frank De Winne, ESA
|Spaceflight Participant/Flight Engineer||Mark Shuttleworth, SA
|Yury Lonchakov, RKA
Docking with ISS
- Docked to ISS: April 27, 2002, 07:55 UTC (to nadir port of Zarya)
- Undocked from ISS: November 9, 2002, 20:44 UTC (from nadir port of Zarya)
This was the 17th manned mission to ISS.
Soyuz TM-34 was a Russian Soyuz TM passenger transportation craft that was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur at 06:26 UT on 25 April 2002. It carried two cosmonauts and a South African tourist, Mark Shuttleworth, to the International Space Station (ISS). Shuttleworth performed some biology experiments, as he carried a live rat and sheep stem cells. All three returned on Soyuz TM-33 after an eight-day mission.
- "Soyuz ISS Missions" (PDF). NASA.