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Soyuz TMA-3

Mission Statistics
Mission:Soyuz TMA-3
Call sign:
Spacecraft:Soyuz TMA #213 (?)
Launch:October 18, 2003 05:38:03 UTC
Baikonur LC1
Contact with ISS:October 20, 2003 07:16 UTC
Landing:April 29, 2004

Soyuz TMA-3 (Russian Союз ТМА-3, Union TMA-3) is a Russian spaceflight mission to the International Space Station, the third flight for the TMA modification of the Soyuz spacecraft, and the 7th Soyuz to fly to the ISS.

The commander of the Soyuz is Alexander Kaleri (Russia). The flight engineer is Michael Foale (USA), and Pedro Duque from Spain is serving 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 is the ISS Commander, while Alexander Kaleri is the engineer. Foale is 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.

The backup crew was William McArthur, Valery Tokarev and André Kuipers.

Previous Mission:
Soyuz TMA-2
Soyuz Programme Next Mission:
Soyuz TMA-4