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Gidzenko, Yuri Pavlovich
Gidzenko
Gidzenko
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Ukrainian pilot cosmonaut 1987-2001. Call sign: Uran (Uranus).

Status: Inactive; Active 1987-2001. Born: 1962-03-26. Spaceflights: 3 . Total time in space: 329.95 days. Birth Place: Elanetsky, Elanets, Nikolayev.

Educated Kharkov.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Gidzenko Yuri Pavlovic (Colonel, Russian Air Force)
Test Cosmonaut of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

PERSONAL DATA: Born March 26, 1962, in the village of Elanets, Nikolaev region, the USSR. Married to Gidzenko, Olga Vladimirovna, born in 1961. They have two sons: Sergei and Alexei.

EDUCATION: Yuri Gidzenko graduated from the Higher Military Pilot School in Kharkov (Ukraine) in 1983 and from the Moscow State University of Geodesy and Mapping in 1994.

AWARDS: Hero of the Russian Federation, Military Meritorious award, 4 service medals, Yu. A. Gagarin Diploma.

EXPERIENCE: Upon graduation from the pilot school in 1983 Yuri Gidzenko served in the Air Force as a pilot and a senior pilot.

December 1987 to June 1989 he attended basic space training as a test cosmonaut candidate. Since September 1989 he attended advanced training as a test cosmonaut candidate.

Gidzenko is an instructor of general parachute training. He has logged a total of 145 parachute jumps.

March to October 1994 he was training for a space flight as a back-up crew commander (17th Primary Expedition/ Euro-Mir-94 Program).

November 1994 to August 1995 he attended training for a space flight aboard the Soyuz TM transport vehicle/Mir orbital complex as the Expedition 20 Primary crew commander (Euro-Mir-95 Program). Yuri Gidzenko served aboard Mir from September 3, 1995 to February 29, 1996, and logged 180 days in space. One of the crewmembers on this mission was ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter.

In October 1996 Gidzenko received his assignment as the ISS 1 crewmember, and started training as the ISS pilot and the Soyuz transport vehicle commander. Yuri Gidzenko performed his 140-day long spaceflight aboard the Soyuz transport vehicle/ISS/Space Shuttle October 31, 2000 to March 21, 2001.

Since August 2001 he trained as the Taxi-3 crew (ISS visiting crew) commander. He performed his 3rd space flight in April 25, 2002 – May 5, 2002 as the Taxi-3 crew commander onboard the Soyuz TM-34 vehicle with Roberto Vittori (ESA flight engineer, Italy) and Marc Shuttleworth (space flight participant, South Africa). Gidzenko logged an additional 9 days and 21 hours in space during this flight.

Since 2003 Gidzenko has been serving as a GCTC Department Chief.

AUGUST 2007

Official NASA Biography

NAME: Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko (Lieutenant Colonel, Air Force Russia)
Cosmonaut of the Y.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

PERSONAL DATA:
Born March 26, 1962 in the village Elanets, Elanetsky district, Nikolayev region. Resides in Star City. Married to Olga Vladimirovna (Shapovalova), born December 21, 1961. They have two sons. Gidzenko enjoys team sports, swimming, tennis and football. Gidzenko's parents, Pavel Vasilievich and Galina Mikhailovna, reside in the settlement of Berezovka, Odessa region.

EDUCATION:
Graduated from Kharkov Military Aviation College of Pilots in 1983. Graduated from Moscow State University of land-surveying and cartography in 1994.

SPECIAL HONORS:
Awarded three Armed Forces medals.

EXPERIENCE:
After graduation from Aviation College in 1983, served as a pilot and senior pilot in the Air Force. 3rd class military pilot.

December 1987 through June 1989, took the course of general space training. Starting September 1989 continued training in the group of test-cosmonauts.

Instructor of paradrop training. Fulfilled 145 parachute jumps.

From March through October 1994 trained for the 17th main mission and Euromir-94 flight as a commander of the backup crew.

From September 3, 1995 through February 29, 1996, Gidzenko was the commander of the Euromir-95 mission on the Russian Space Station Mir.

Gidzenko is presently in training as the Soyuz Commander for the International Space Station assembly mission 2R, along with fellow Russian Sergei Krikalev and NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd.

MAY 1997


More at: Gidzenko.

Family: Air Force Group 8 - 1987, Cosmonaut. Country: Ukraine. Spacecraft: ISS, Mir. Flights: Soyuz TM-20, Soyuz TM-22, Soyuz TM-31, STS-102, STS-102 ISS EO-2, Soyuz TM-33 ISS EP-2, Soyuz TM-34 ISS EP-3. Agency: VVS. Bibliography: 12, 5432.

1962 March 26 - .
  • Birth of Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko - . Nation: Ukraine. Related Persons: Gidzenko. Ukrainian pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-20, ISS EO-1, ISS EP-3. Call sign: Uran (Uranus)..

1987 March 26 - .
1995 March 14 - . 06:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U2.
  • Soyuz TM-21 - . Call Sign: Uragan (Hurricane ). Crew: Dezhurov, Strekalov, Thagard. Backup Crew: Avdeyev, Dunbar, Gidzenko. Payload: Soyuz TM s/n 70. Mass: 7,150 kg (15,760 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Avdeyev, Dezhurov, Dunbar, Gidzenko, Strekalov, Thagard. Agency: MOM. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TM-18 Mir LD-4, Soyuz TM-20, Soyuz TM-21. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 181.03 days. Decay Date: 1995-09-11 . USAF Sat Cat: 23519 . COSPAR: 1995-010A. Apogee: 398 km (247 mi). Perigee: 392 km (243 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.50 min.

    Mir Expedition EO-18. Soyuz TM-21 carried the EO-18 Mir crew and American Norman Thagard. Thagard was the first American to be launched in a Soyuz. Soyuz docked with Mir at 07:45:26 GMT on March 16 . On July 4 Soyuz TM-21 undocked and backed off to a distance of 100 m from Mir. The US space shuttle Atlantis, with the EO-18 crew aboard, then undocked and began a flyaround at a distance of 210 m, while the EO-19 crew aboard Soyuz took pictures before redocking with the station. Soyuz TM-21 again undocked with the EO-19 crew on September 11 from the Kvant rear port on Mir and landed at 50 deg 41'N 68 deg 15'E, 108 km northeast of Arkalyk in Kazakhstan, at 06:52:40 GMT .


1995 September 3 - . 09:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U2.
  • Soyuz TM-22 - . Call Sign: Uran (Uranus ). Crew: Avdeyev, Gidzenko, Reiter. Backup Crew: Duque, Kaleri, Korzun. Payload: Soyuz TM s/n 71. Mass: 7,150 kg (15,760 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Avdeyev, Duque, Gidzenko, Kaleri, Korzun, Reiter. Agency: MOM. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TM-22, STS-71 Mir EO-19. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 179.07 days. Decay Date: 1996-02-29 . USAF Sat Cat: 23665 . COSPAR: 1995-047A. Apogee: 398 km (247 mi). Perigee: 391 km (242 mi). Inclination: 51.7000 deg. Period: 92.50 min.

    Mir Expedition EO-20. Crew commander was Yuriy Pavlovich Gidzenko of the Russian Air Force. Flight engineer was Sergey Vasilyevich Avdeev of RKK Energiya, and cosmonaut-researcher was Thomas Reiter of the European Space Agency. Soyuz TM-22 docked with Mir's front (-X) port at 10:29:54 GMT on September 5 and the hatch was opened at 11:01:23.


1995 December 8 - . 19:23 GMT - .
1996 February 8 - . 14:03 GMT - .
1996 February 29 - .
1998 December 11 - .
  • STS-88 Mission Status Report # 17 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cabana, Currie, Gidzenko, Newman, Ross, Shepherd, Sturckow. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-88.

    Endeavour's astronauts opened the new International Space Station for business Thursday, entering the Unity and Zarya modules for the first time and establishing an S-band communications system that will enable U.S. flight controllers to monitor the outpost's systems. Additional Details: here....


1999 June 2 - .
  • STS-96 Mission Status Report #14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Barry, Gidzenko, Jernigan, Ochoa, Payette, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-96. Discovery's seven astronauts have successfully transferred almost two tons of material and equipment to the International Space Station to be used by the first residents of the outpost when they arrive next year.. Additional Details: here....

2000 March 23 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-12 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    On-orbit activities of the International Space Station continue to focus on electrical power system management as engineers on the ground train their attention on the processing and outfitting of Atlantis for its first visit to space and an orbiting outpost since it returned from the Mir Space Station in 1997. Additional Details: here....


2000 September 18 - .
2000 October 26 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-42 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    Flight controllers in Houston and Moscow are preparing the International Space Station to come to life next week with the arrival of its first inhabitants, the three-member Expedition 1 crew that is scheduled to launch from Kazakhstan at 1:53 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Additional Details: here....


2000 October 31 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-43 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    Following a launch at 1:53 a.m. CST today from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the first residents to live on board the International Space Station are headed toward a Nov. 2 docking with the orbiting outpost, inaugurating a new era in space flight. Additional Details: here....


2000 October 31 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-44 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. The Expedition 1 crew, secure in its Soyuz spacecraft, continues on course for a rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station, inaugurating a new era in human space flight.. Additional Details: here....

2000 October 31 - . 07:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Soyuz TM-31 - . Call Sign: Uran. Crew: Gidzenko, Krikalyov, Shepherd. Payload: Soyuz TM s/n 205. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Krikalyov, Shepherd. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev bureau. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 186.91 days. Decay Date: 2001-05-06 . USAF Sat Cat: 26603 . COSPAR: 2000-070A. Apogee: 385 km (239 mi). Perigee: 378 km (234 mi). Inclination: 51.5000 deg. Period: 92.18 min.

    Soyuz TM-31 delivered the Expedition One crew to the International Space Station with Gidzenko as the Soyuz crew commander with the call-sign 'Uran'. The spacecraft docked at Zvezda's rear port at 0921 GMT on November 2. The hatch to Zvezda was opened at 1023 GMT. Once aboard ISS, Shepherd became the ISS Commander, with 'Station Alpha' as the ISS callsign. Soyuz TM-31, with Shepherd, Gidzenko and Krikalyov aboard, undocked from the -Y port on Zvezda on February 24, 2001 at 1006 GMT and redocked with the -Z port on Zarya at 1037 GMT. This freed the Zvezda port for a Progress resupply ship. After the departure of the Progress, Soyuz TM-31 undocked from the Zarya nadir port April 18 2001 at 1240 GMT and redocked with the Zvezda aft port at 1301 GMT, leaving clearance for the Raffaello MPLM module to be berthed at the Unity nadir during the STS-100 mission.


2000 November 1 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-46 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fuglesang, Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    The Soyuz spacecraft and the Expedition One crew drew closer to their home in space - the International Space Station - following two rendezvous burns earlier today. Also the Progress supply vehicle was undocked from the station, freeing the aft port on the Zvezda module to which the Soyuz will dock at 3:24 a.m. CST, Thursday. Additional Details: here....


2000 November 1 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-47 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    The Expedition 1 crew, Commander Bill Shepherd, Soyuz Commander Yuri Gidzenko and Flight Engineer Sergei Krikalev, awoke at about 6 p.m. CST this evening to complete preparations for the docking with the International Space Station at 3:24 a.m. Thursday CST. Additional Details: here....


2000 November 2 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-48 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    The first resident crew members to live and work aboard the International Space station arrived at their new home in space earlier today to begin a planned four month stay aboard the orbiting outpost. The crew in its Soyuz capsule -- Expedition Commander Bill Shepherd, Soyuz Commander Yuri Gidzenko and Flight Engineers Sergei Krikalev -- made contact with the aft docking port to the Zvezda Service Module at 3:21 a.m. CST while the two spacecraft were flying over the central portion of Kazakhstan to complete a smooth, automated linkup. Additional Details: here....


2000 November 3 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-49 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. The first permanent residents of the International Space Station (ISS) pressed ahead today, installing key life support systems and additional communications equipment in their first full day aboard the orbiting outpost.. Additional Details: here....

2000 November 4 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-50 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    The International Space Station's first crew members continued a busy and productive pace of work today, activating and installing several key pieces of equipment in the Zvezda living quarters as they began to settle in to life aboard the orbiting complex. Additional Details: here....


2000 November 6 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-51 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. The Expedition One crewmembers installed backup rendezvous equipment and conducted the first exercise on board the International Space Station as they near the end of the first week of their four-month mission.. Additional Details: here....

2000 November 7 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-52 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. The Expedition One crew today completed the installation of electronics into a key like support system aboard the International Space Station and exercised on a new treadmill system as they completed one week in space since launch Oct. 31.. Additional Details: here....

2000 November 8 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-53 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    The Expedition One crew today installed the final cables and sensors into the prime oxygen-generation system aboard the International Space Station and continued to set up laptop computers and communications gear as they neared the end of a full week aboard the outpost. Additional Details: here....


2000 November 9 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-54 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. The Expedition One crew today activated the last of its critical life support systems aboard the International Space Station and looked ahead to the launch of a resupply vehicle next week to the new outpost.. Additional Details: here....

2000 November 10 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-55 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. The Expedition One crew spent a relatively quiet day today aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as they prepare for the arrival of an unmanned resupply craft late next week.. Additional Details: here....

2000 November 14 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-56 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. The Expedition One crew continued work today to make the International Space Station a home, and to prepare for the arrival of a Russian cargo ship later this week.. Additional Details: here....

2000 November 15 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-57 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. While the occupants of the International Space Station (ISS) slept, a new resupply vehicle sped to the orbiting outpost, carrying supplies and hardware for the three residents on board.. Additional Details: here....

2000 November 17 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-58 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Jett, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. An unmanned Russian spacecraft filled with supplies and spare parts was manually docked tonight to the International Space Station (ISS), two days after it was launched from the Asian desert.. Additional Details: here....

2000 November 22 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-59 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    Almost three weeks after arriving aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Expedition One Crew is continuing to activate support systems and unload supplies and equipment from a Progress supply ship that docked to the orbiting facility late last week. Additional Details: here....


2000 November 30 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-60 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. After celebrating the International Space Station's first holiday on orbit, the Expedition One Crew continued to activate support systems this week and completed the stowage of discarded equipment on an unmanned Progress resupply ship.. Additional Details: here....

2000 December 1 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #03 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Endeavour's astronauts spent much of Friday checking out equipment to be used for Saturday's docking with the International Space Station, subsequent assembly operations and three space walks. For much of the crew's day, their spacecraft was gaining on the space station at about 500 statute miles each 90-minute orbit of the Earth. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 1 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #02 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97. Astronauts will fire the Space Shuttle Endeavour's large orbital maneuvering thrusters twice today as they make their way toward the International Space Station, where three fellow space travelers await their Saturday arrival.. Additional Details: here....

2000 December 2 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97. Docking day for the crew of Endeavour began at 7:06 a.m. CST with the Shuttle about 700 miles away from the first linkup of a Shuttle and an inhabited International Space Station. The crew was awakened to the song, "I Believe I Can Fly," by R. Kelly.. Additional Details: here....

2000 December 2 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #05 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Endeavour's astronauts executed a flawless docking to the inhabited International Space Station at 2 p.m. Saturday and took the first step in providing additional power to the orbiting complex in preparation for the first of three planned space walks Sunday. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 3 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    "It's kind of like Christmas up here going through these bags." With that comment, International Space Station Expedition 1 Commander Bill Shepherd indicated his happiness about the equipment, supplies and care packages today that were dropped by Endeavour's astronauts following Saturday's shuttle docking with the station. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 4 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #09 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Ross, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Endeavour astronauts deployed the second of two huge solar wings on the International Space Station Monday in a slow and deliberate, almost two-hour-plus process that began at 6:52 p.m. The other solar wing, the starboard wing, was deployed nonstop Sunday in about 13 minutes. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 5 - .
2000 December 5 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #11 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Endeavour astronauts completed the second of the STS-97 mission's three space walks Tuesday, hooking up power and data cables and connecting ammonia coolant lines between the International Space Station's new solar array truss and the rest of the ISS. They also prepared a docking port for a January move to another area on the space station to get ready for arrival of the U.S. laboratory Destiny. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 6 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Endeavour's astronauts worked Wednesday to get ready for the Thursday space walk by Mission Specialists Joe Tanner and Carlos Noriega. They also took a few hours off to rest and enjoy the view from their spacecraft, moving at five miles a second about 235 miles above the Earth. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 6 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #12 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Endeavour's astronauts today will prepare for a third planned space walk, getting their tools ready and preparing the Floating Potential Probe for installation on the exterior of the International Space Station to measure the electrical potential of plasma around the station. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 7 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner, Wolf. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Space walking Endeavour astronauts sailed through an add-on job to tension a solar blanket Thursday, then completed their other tasks in textbook fashion. They topped off their scheduled activities with an image of an evergreen tree placed atop the P6 solar array structure, the highest point in their construction project. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 7 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner, Wolf. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Two of Endeavour's astronauts will return to their jobs as orbiting construction workers today, installing probes that will measure electrical potential surrounding the station and performing some added "warranty work" on solar array blankets that didn't stretch out completely on Sunday. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 8 - .
2000 December 8 - .
2000 December 9 - .
2000 December 9 - .
2000 December 10 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #21 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    After their successful mission to the International Space Station, Endeavour astronauts spent much of Sunday getting ready to land at Kennedy Space Center Monday afternoon. They tested Endeavour's controls and stowed equipment in preparation for their 5:04 p.m. CST landing in Florida. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 10 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97. Endeavour's five-member crew will pack up and get ready to come home today after successfully completing all the objectives of the STS-97 mission to help the International Space Station spread its wings.. Additional Details: here....

2000 December 11 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97.

    Endeavour and its five astronauts returned home to the Kennedy Space Center Monday evening, wrapping up a mission that delivered first set of U.S.-provided solar arrays to the Expedition One crew aboard the International Space Station, increasing power to the complex five fold in setting the stage for future station assembly. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 11 - .
  • STS-97 Mission Status Report #22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bloomfield, Garneau, Gidzenko, Jett, Noriega, Shepherd, Tanner. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-97. Endeavour's astronauts were awakened this morning to Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Home for Christmas," beginning what should be their final day in orbit as they prepare for a landing this evening at the Kennedy Space Center.. Additional Details: here....

2000 December 14 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-61 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    With five times more power than was available just two weeks ago, the Expedition One crew spent the week reconfiguring systems on the International Space Station (ISS) to route electricity being generated from the newly installed U.S. solar arrays on the orbiting complex to the Station's modules. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 20 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-62 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    Almost two months into their vanguard mission, the Expedition One crew spent the week checking systems on the International Space Station (ISS), conducting biomedical experiments and preparing for the redocking of an unmanned Progress resupply vehicle next week after a break to celebrate Christmas. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 26 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-63 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    More than three weeks after it was undocked and placed in a parking orbit, an unmanned Russian Progress resupply vehicle was manually redocked to the International Space Station (ISS) this morning to be used as a trash receptacle and a fuel farm by the Expedition One crew. Additional Details: here....


2000 December 31 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 00-64 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. Having spent a quiet holiday weekend in orbit aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Expedition One crew members maintained a Naval New Year's tradition as they prepared to begin their tenth week in space.. Additional Details: here....

2001 January 3 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-01 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cockrell, Curbeam, Gidzenko, Ivins, Jones, Polansky, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. The Expedition One crew moved into its tenth week in orbit today aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as preparations stepped into high gear for the launch of the next Shuttle assembly flight to the outpost.. Additional Details: here....

2001 January 11 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-02 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cockrell, Curbeam, Gidzenko, Ivins, Jones, Polansky, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    Expedition One crewmembers are busily preparing the International Space Station for its next visitors - the five astronauts of the STS-98 mission of Atlantis - set to launch at 2:11 a.m. EST on January 19 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis' precious cargo is the U.S. Laboratory Destiny, which will provide the orbiting outpost with its first science facility. STS-98 marks the seventh shuttle mission to the station and twelfth overall devoted to the assembly of the ever-growing international outpost in low Earth orbit. Additional Details: here....


2001 January 17 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-03 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cockrell, Curbeam, Gidzenko, Ivins, Jones, Polansky, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    With Space Shuttle Atlantis' STS-98 mission delayed three weeks, the Expedition One crew aboard the International Space Station will continue to review documents and procedures in preparation for the arrival of the station's newest module - the U.S. Laboratory Destiny. Additional Details: here....


2001 January 25 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-04 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    Nearing the end of their third month in space, the three-member Expedition 1 crew spent a smooth but busy week aboard the International Space Station, practicing emergency procedures, performing routine maintenance and inspections, and preparing for the continued expansion of the station with the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis next month. Additional Details: here....


2001 January 31 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-05 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cockrell, Curbeam, Gidzenko, Ivins, Jones, Polansky, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31. Activity aboard the International Space Station continues to focus on preparations for the arrival of Space Shuttle Atlantis late next week bringing the first scientific laboratory on the STS-98 mission.. Additional Details: here....

2001 February 7 - .
  • STS-98 Mission Status Report #01 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Burbank, Cockrell, Curbeam, Gidzenko, Ivins, Jones, Polansky, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-98.

    Atlantis' five astronauts blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center at sunset tonight to deliver the U.S. Laboratory Destiny to the International Space Station (ISS), the cornerstone of scientific research on the complex and the new command and control center for Station operations. Additional Details: here....


2001 February 8 - .
  • STS-98 Mission Status Report #02 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cockrell, Curbeam, Gidzenko, Ivins, Jones, Polansky, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-98.

    The five-member crew of Atlantis is in its first full day in space continuing its pursuit of the International Space Station. After a slightly abbreviated sleep period, Atlantis' astronauts were awakened at 6:13 a.m. Central time as the Shuttle trailed the Station by approximately 2,000 statute miles (3,200 kilometers). The first wakeup call of the flight was "Where You At", a jazz selection by Pilot Mark Polansky's late uncle, Zoot Sims. Additional Details: here....


2001 February 18 - .
2001 February 18 - .
2001 February 19 - .
  • STS-98 Mission Status Report #24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cockrell, Curbeam, Gidzenko, Ivins, Jones, Polansky, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-98.

    After an extra day in orbit, Atlantis' astronauts will try again to return to the Kennedy Space Center today to wrap up a 4.9 million mile mission to deliver the U.S. Laboratory Destiny to the International Space Station (ISS). Preliminary weather forecasts indicate the possibility of gusty winds and decks of broken clouds at the Shuttle Landing Facility at the Cape this afternoon, similar to the conditions that forced a waveoff of the Shuttle's return yesterday. Additional Details: here....


2001 February 19 - .
2001 February 20 - .
  • STS-98 Mission Status Report #26 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cockrell, Curbeam, Gidzenko, Ivins, Jones, Polansky, Ross, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-98.

    Atlantis' astronauts are hoping that the third time will be the charm today as an improving weather forecast at the Kennedy Space Center holds hope for the Shuttle's return to the Florida spaceport following two consecutive days of weather related wave-offs. Additional Details: here....


2001 February 20 - .
  • STS-98 Mission Status Report #27 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Cockrell, Curbeam, Gidzenko, Ivins, Jones, Polansky, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-98. Atlantis' astronauts glided to a belated but textbook touchdown at Edwards Air Force Base, California today, wrapping up a 5.3 million mile mission to deliver the U.S. Laboratory Destiny to the International Space Station (ISS).. Additional Details: here....

2001 February 24 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    Expedition One Commander Bill Shepherd, Pilot Yuri Gidzenko and Flight Engineer Sergei Krikalev took a short flight around the International Space Station (ISS) today, repositioning their Soyuz capsule from the aft docking port of the Station's Zvezda module to the nadir, or downward facing docking port of the Zarya module. Additional Details: here....


2001 February 28 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 01-07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Helms, Shepherd, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31.

    An unmanned Russian Progress resupply ship successfully docked to the International Space Station (ISS) early today, bringing a ton of fuel, food and personal effects for the crew which has been living on board the outpost since November and the crew which is set to replace them in less than two weeks. Additional Details: here....


2001 March 8 - .
2001 March 8 - .
2001 March 9 - .
2001 March 9 - .
  • STS-102 Mission Status Report #03 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Helms, Kelly, James, Richards, Paul, Shepherd, Thomas, Andrew, Voss, Wetherbee. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-102, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Discovery continues its pursuit of the International Space Station, currently trailing the outpost by 3,520 miles and closing that distance at the rate of about 660 miles with every orbit of the Earth. All systems aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery are ready for tonight's docking, scheduled for 11:34 p.m. as the two spacecraft fly just off the east coast of Brazil. Additional Details: here....


2001 March 10 - .
  • STS-102 Mission Status Report #06 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Helms, Richards, Paul, Shepherd, Thomas, Andrew, Voss. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-102, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    With an exchange of space station crew members already under way, Discovery's crew turns its attention to continuing assembly of the orbital outpost, conducting a space walk set to begin just before 11 p.m., or earlier, to reposition a docking port and installing gear in preparation for the arrival of the station's Canadian-built robotic arm next month. Additional Details: here....


2001 March 10 - .
2001 March 13 - .
  • STS-102 Mission Status Report #12 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Helms, Shepherd, Voss, Wetherbee. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-102, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Ahead of schedule in their work and with a growing record of success, the astronauts and cosmonauts of Discovery and the International Space Station will spend today finalizing the swap of crew members aboard the orbiting science complex and continuing to unload supplies. Additional Details: here....


2001 March 13 - .
2001 March 14 - .
2001 March 16 - .
2001 March 17 - .
2001 March 18 - .
  • STS-102 Mission Status Report #22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Helms, Kelly, James, Shepherd, Voss, Wetherbee. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-102, STS-102 ISS EO-2.

    Discovery's crew - including the first crew of the International Space Station now returning home after four and a half months in orbit - bids farewell to the second station crew tonight, undocking the shuttle from the outpost and preparing for a return to Earth Tuesday. Additional Details: here....


2001 March 18 - .
2001 March 19 - .
2001 March 19 - .
  • STS-102 Mission Status Report #24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-31, STS-102, STS-102 ISS EO-2. Moving ever further from the International Space Station, Discovery's crew is now focused on a return home with a landing at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, late Tuesday.. Additional Details: here....

2001 March 20 - .
2001 March 20 - .
2001 March 21 - .
2001 March 21 - .
2001 May 6 - .
  • Landing of Soyuz TM-31 - . Return Crew: Gidzenko, Krikalyov, Shepherd. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Krikalyov, Shepherd. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-32 ISS EP-1.

    On April 30 the crew of Soyuz TM-32 (Afanasyev, Kozeyev, Andre-Deshays) transferred their customized reentry seat liners to Soyuz TM-31, at which point TM-32 became the Station's rescue vehicle. After a six day stay, they undocked Soyuz TM-31 from Zvezda's -Y port at 02:21 GMT on May 6. The deorbit burn came at 04:47 GMT, with landing near Arkalyk in Kazakhstan at 05:41 GMT on May 6.


2002 April 18 - .
2002 April 19 - .
2002 April 19 - .
2002 April 20 - .
  • ISS Status Report: ISS 02-19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bursch, Gidzenko, Onufrienko, Shuttleworth, Vittori, Walz. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-108 ISS EO-4, STS-110. The resident crew aboard the International Space Station took a short ride in their Russian Soyuz capsule this morning, relocating the rescue craft from one docking port to another to clear the way for the arrival of a fresh return vehicle in one week.. Additional Details: here....

2002 April 25 - .
2002 April 25 - . 06:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Soyuz TM-34 - . Call Sign: Uran. Crew: Gidzenko, Shuttleworth, Vittori. Payload: Soyuz TM s/n 208. Mass: 6,750 kg (14,880 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shuttleworth, Vittori. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev bureau. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TM-34 ISS EP-3. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 198.73 days. Decay Date: 2002-11-10 . USAF Sat Cat: 27416 . COSPAR: 2002-020A. Apogee: 397 km (246 mi). Perigee: 387 km (240 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.40 min.

    Launch delayed from April 10, 22 and 17. Soyuz TM-34 was launched on ISS Mission 4S with Commander Yuri Gidzenko of Rosaviakosmos, Flight Engineer is Roberto Vittori of ESA, and Tourist Mark Shuttleworth, a South African citizen. At 1210 UTC Soyuz TM-34 was in a 242 x 269 km x 51.6 deg orbit. The flight was also referred to as ISS Mission 4S, the EP-3 visiting crew flight, and even as 'Soyuz 4' by NASA. Soyuz TM-34 docked with the nadir port on the Zarya module at 0755 UTC on April 27. The 4S flight docked at the Zarya nadir port on April 27. and the crew would return to Earth in the old TM-33 vehicle, leaving TM-34 as the active ISS rescue vehicle.


2002 April 27 - .
2002 May 4 - .
2002 May 5 - .
  • Landing of Soyuz TM-33 - . Return Crew: Gidzenko, Shuttleworth, Vittori. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Gidzenko, Shuttleworth, Vittori. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TM-34 ISS EP-3.

    On May 5, 2002, after a week aboard the station, the visting Soyuz TM-34 crew of Gidzenko, Vittori and Shuttleworth moved to the old Soyuz TM-33, docked at the Pirs port. They undocked at 0031:08 UTC on May 5, leaving the EO-4 crew of Onufrienko, Walz and Bursch with the new Soyuz TM-34 as their rescue vehicle. Soyuz TM-33 made its deorbit burn at 0257 UTC and landed successfully at 0352 UTC 25 km SE of Arkalyk.



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