Soyuz TMA-13


October 25, 2021

The Soyuz TMA-13 ​​is a flight of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS), where it transported a new crew (Expedition 18). The TMA-13 ​​Soyuz remained with the ISS as a rescue ship.


ISS Expedition 18 crew members

Yuri Lonchakov (3), commander, Roscosmos Michael Fincke (2), flight engineer, NASA

Only start - space tourist

Richard Garriott (1), space tourist (landed aboard the Soyuz TMA-12)

Landing Only - Space Tourist

Charles Simonyi (2), space tourist (arrived aboard the Soyuz TMA-14) The number of space flights, including this mission, is given in parentheses.

Backup crew

Gennady Padalka, commander, Roscosmos Michael Barratt, flight engineer, NASA Nik Halik, space tourist

Mission progress

The Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-13 ​​spacecraft took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on October 12, 2008 at 7:01 UTC. Two members of the permanent crew of the International Space Station Expedition 18, Yuri Valentinovich Lonchakov and Edward Michael Fincke, went into space on board. Along with them, American tourist Richard Garriott, the son of former astronaut Owen Kaye Garriott, who flew into space aboard the spacecraft Skylab 3 and in 1983 aboard the space shuttle Columbia during the STS-9 mission, took part in the flight. Richard Garriott stayed on the ISS for a week and then returned with the ending crew of Expedition 17 in the Soyuz TMA-12.


External links

Pictures, sounds or videos on Soyuz TMA-13 ​​on Wikimedia Commons

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