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Kaleri, Aleksandr Yuriyevich
Kaleri
Kaleri
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Latvian-Russian engineer cosmonaut 1984-on. 769 cumulative days in space. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO.

Status: Active 1984-on. Born: 1956-05-13. Spaceflights: 5 . Total time in space: 769.28 days. Birth Place: Yurmala.

Educated MIMP.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Kaleri Alexander Yurievich
soyuz tma commander
iss flight engineer
rsc energia instructor-test-cosmonaut, 1st class
73rd russian cosmonaut, 265th world cosmonaut

PERSONAL DATA:  Born May 13, 1956, in Yurmala, Latvia.  Married to Svetlana Leonidovna Kaleri (Nosova).  They have one son, Oleg, born in 1996.  His hobbies include collecting stamps and space logos, sports, history of cosmonautics and promotion of space.  He also enjoys reading, jogging and gardening.

EDUCATION:  After graduating from high school #5 in Yurmala in 1973, he entered the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.  He graduated in 1979 with a bachelor degree in flight dynamics.  In 1983 he completed postgraduate work at the same Institute with specialization in liquids, gas and plasma's mechanics.

AWARDS:  Hero of the Russian Federation (1992), Orders of Services to the Fatherland of 2nd and 3rd class, Order of Friendship, LĂ©gion d'honneur (France), NASA Space Flight and Public Service medals.

EXPERIENCE:  After graduating from the Institute he worked at the Russian Space Corporation Energia from September, 1979 until April 1984 as an engineer researching aerodynamic loads.  He participated in the €śAstra€ť experiment for the Salyut-7 space station.  Studied aerodynamics of the Energia launch vehicle first stage launchers from separation to parachuting.  Participated in developing design and technical documentation of the Mir orbital station.  He has logged 22 flight hours piloting the L-39 training aircraft.  Performed 14 parachute jumps.

SPACEFLIGHT TRAINING:  In April 1984, he was qualified as an RSC Energia cosmonaut candidate.  From November 1985 to October 1986, Kaleri completed basic space training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.  After successfully passing the exams, he received qualification of a test-cosmonaut.

From April 1987 to May 1991, Kaleri trained as a Soyuz TM flight engineer on Mir-3, 8 and 9 backup crews.  From May to July 1991 Kaleri trained as the flight engineer of Soyuz TM-13 mission for Expedition -10/Astromir on the Mir station.

From October 1991 to March 1992, he trained as a prime flight engineer for the Soyuz TM-14 crew for the Mir-11 mission.  From September 1995 to August 1996 he trained as a back flight engineer on the Soyuz TM-24 (Mir-22/NASA-3) mission.  A few days prior to the mission the backup crew was assigned as the prime crew for the mission.

From December 1997 to July 1998, Kaleri trained as a backup flight engineer on the Mir-26 mission.  From March 1999 to March 2000 he trained as a flight engineer on the Mir-28 prime mission.

From January 2001 to May 2002, Kaleri trained as a backup commander on ISS-5.  From September 2002 to February 2003 he trained as an ISS-7 backup engineer for a shuttle launch.

From February to April 2003, Kaleri trained as an ISS-7 backup engineer, as Soyuz TMA commander, and ISS flight engineer.  From June to October 2003 he trained for the ISS-8 mission as Soyuz-TMA-3 commander and ISS flight engineer.

SPACEFLIGHT EXPERIENCE:  Kaleri performed his first spaceflight from March 17 to August 10, 1992 as Soyuz TM-14 flight engineer and Mir flight engineer of the Mir-11 prime mission, Russian-German Mir-92 mission and Russian-French €śAntares€ť program.  During the flight the crew performed ecological filming per the UN program, technological experiments on monocrystal growth of different composition as well as operations in the €śX-ray€ť observatory.  Kaleri performed one EVA that lasted 2 hours and 3 minutes.  The mission duration was 145 days.

Kaleri performed his second spaceflight from August 17, 1996 to March 2, 1997 on the Soyuz TM-24 vehicle and the Mir station as the Mir-22 flight engineer, Russian-American €śMir-22/NASA-3€ť and Russian-French €śCassiopeia€ť program.  During this mission an autonomous flight of the cargo vehicle was performed for the first time with follow-up return to the station.  Besides, the work of the Expedition 22 crew was really sensational- wheat spikes appeared in the Svet greenhouse for the first time.  Kaleri logged over 12 hours and 36 minutes of EVA in 2 spacewalks and another 197 days in space.

On his third space mission from April 3 to June 16, 2000, Kaleri participated as Mir-28 flight engineer.  During the experiments €śPlasma Crystal-2€ť the crew managed to get consistent organized spatial structures for the first time in weightlessness.  Mir-28 was the last Mir mission.  Kaleri logged 5 EVA hours in one spacewalk.  The mission duration was 73 days.

On his fourth spaceflight on ISS Expedition 8 from October 18, 2003 to April 30, 2004, Kaleri served as Flight Engineer aboard the International Space Station.  Mission duration was 195 days and included one EVA of 3 hours and 56 minute duration.

Kaleri served as commander aboard the Soyuz TMA-M when it launched October 7, 2010 to the International Space Station.  During his 5-month stay aboard the station, Kaleri served as a flight engineer for Expedition 25/26.

A veteran of five spaceflights, Kaleri has logged more than 770 days in space including 23 hours and 38 minutes of EVA time in spacewalks.

MARCH 2011


NASA Official Biography

ALEXANDER YURIEVICH KALERI
TEST COSMONAUT OF THE ENERGIA ROCKET/SPACE CORPORATION (RSC)

PERSONAL DATA: Born May 13, 1956, in Yurmala, Latvia. He is married to the former Svetlana L. Nosova. They have one child, a son. Alexander enjoys running, reading, and gardening. His mother, Antonina Petrovna Kaleri, resides in Sevastopol, the Ukraine. His father, Yuri Borisovich Kaleri, is deceased.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Moscow Institute of Mechanical Physics in 1979.

SPECIAL HONORS: Hero of the Russian Federation; holds the title of pilot-cosmonaut of the Russian Federation.

EXPERIENCE: In 1979 Kaleri came to work at the Energia Rocket/Space Corporation. He participated in developing design/technical documentation and full-scale tests of the Mir orbital station. Selected as the Energia RSC cosmonaut candidate in April 1984, Kaleri completed basic training and evaluation at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (1985-1986). In 1987 he was qualified for flight assignment as a test pilot. He has logged 22 flight hours piloting the L-39 training aircraft.

April 1 to December 9, 1987, Kaleri took a training course for a spaceflight aboard the Mir orbital station as a backup crew flight engineer of the Mir-3 long-duration mission. January to April, 1991, he took a training course for a spacceflight aboard the Mir as a backup crew flight engineer of the Mir-9 long-duration mission. October 8, 1991 to February 25, 1992, Kaleri was training as a primary crew flight engineer for the Mir-11 long-duration mission.

March 17 to August 10, 1992, he participated in a 145-day flight aboard the Soyuz-TM transport vehicle and the Mir orbital station. The program included an eight-day joint flight with German cosmonaut Klaus-Dietrich Flade (Mir-12 Program) and a twelve-day joint flight with French cosmonaut Michel Tognini (Antares program). Kaleri performed two space walks.

August 17, 1996 to March 2, 1997, Kaleri participated in a 197-day flight aboard the Soyuz-TM transport vehicle and the Mir orbital station as the Mir-22 mission flight engineer. The program included joint flights with NASA-2, 3 and 4 astronauts, a French astronaut and a German astronaut.

April 4 to June 16, 2000, Alexander Kaleri performed his third spaceflight aboard the Soyuz-TM-30 transport vehicle and the Mir orbital station as the Mir-28 mission flight engineer.

On his fourth spaceflight, October 18, 2003 to April 29, 2004, Kaleri served as Flight Engineer aboard the International Space Station. Mission duration was 194 days, 18 hours and 35 minutes, and included one EVA of 3 hours and 55 minute duration.

Alexander Kaleri has logged 610 days in space and 5 EVAs.

APRIL 2004


More at: Kaleri.

Family: Cosmonaut, Energia Engineer Group 7 - 1984. Country: Latvia, Russia. Spacecraft: ISS, Mir. Flights: Soyuz TM-4, Soyuz TM-12 Mir LD-3, Soyuz TM-13A, Soyuz TM-14, Soyuz TM-14 Mir 92, Soyuz TM-24, Soyuz TM-24 Cassiopee, Soyuz TM-28 Mir EO-26/-27, Soyuz TM-30, STS-111 ISS EO-5, Soyuz TMA-2, Soyuz TMA-3, Soyuz TMA-18, Soyuz TMA-01M. Agency: Korolev bureau. Bibliography: 5589.
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1956 May 13 - .
  • Birth of Aleksandr Yuryevich Kaleri - . Nation: Latvia, Russia. Related Persons: Kaleri. Latvian-Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-11, Mir EO-22, Mir EO-28, ISS EO-8. 609 cumulative days in space. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO.

1984 February 15 - .
  • Energia Engineer Cosmonaut Training Group 7 selected. - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Kaleri, Yemelyanov.

1987 December 21 - . 11:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U2.
1991 May 18 - . 12:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U2.
1991 August - .
1992 March 17 - . 10:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U2.
1992 July 8 - . 12:38 GMT - .
1992 August 10 - .
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.


1996 August 17 - . 13:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Soyuz TM-24 - . Call Sign: Fregat (Frigate ). Crew: Andre-Deshays, Kaleri, Korzun. Backup Crew: Eyharts, Lazutkin, Tsibliyev. Payload: Soyuz TM s/n 73. Mass: 7,150 kg (15,760 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Andre-Deshays, Eyharts, Kaleri, Korzun, Lazutkin, Tsibliyev. Agency: RAKA. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TM-23, Soyuz TM-24, Soyuz TM-24 Cassiopee, STS-76 Mir NASA-1. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 196.73 days. Decay Date: 1997-03-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 24280 . COSPAR: 1996-047A. Apogee: 394 km (244 mi). Perigee: 378 km (234 mi). Inclination: 51.7000 deg. Period: 92.30 min.

    Mir Expedition EO-22. Valeriy Korzun and Aleksandr Kaleri of the Russian Space Agency (RKA) Claudie Andre-Deshays of the French space agency CNES. This launch was the first of the Soyuz-U booster with a crew aboard following two launch failures of on unmanned flights. Soyuz docked with Mir's front port at 14:50:21 GMT on August 19; Mir was in a 375 x 390 km x 51.6 deg orbit.

    On Feb 7 at 16:28:01 GMT the EO-22 crew and American astronaut Linenger undocked the Soyuz TM-24 ferry from the front docking port, flew it around to the far side of the complex and redocked at the rear Kvant port at 16:51:27 GMT. This cleared the forward port for the arrival of the EO-23 crew, who brought with them German astronaut Reinhold Ewald on Feb 12.


1996 December 2 - . 15:54 GMT - .
1996 December 9 - . 13:50 GMT - .
1997 March 2 - .
1998 August 13 - . 09:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Soyuz TM-28 - . Call Sign: Altair. Crew: Avdeyev, Baturin, Padalka. Backup Crew: Kaleri, Zalyotin. Payload: Soyuz TM s/n 77. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Avdeyev, Baturin, Kaleri, Padalka, Zalyotin. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev bureau. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TM-27, Soyuz TM-28, Soyuz TM-28 Mir EO-26/-27, Soyuz TM-28 Mir EP-4. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 198.69 days. Decay Date: 1999-02-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 25429 . COSPAR: 1998-047A. Apogee: 373 km (231 mi). Perigee: 363 km (225 mi). Inclination: 51.7000 deg. Period: 91.90 min.

    Soyuz TM-28 docked at 10:56 GMT on August 15 with the rear (Kvant) port of the Mir space station, which had been vacated at 09:28 GMT on August 12 by Progress M-39. The EO-25 crew, Musabayev and Budarin, landed with Baturin on Aug 25, leaving the EO-26 crew of Padalka and Avdeyev on the station. As only one final Soyuz mission to Mir was planned, with two of the seats on that Soyuz pre-sold to Slovak and French experimenters, the return crew of Soyuz TM-28 was subject to constant replanning and revision. On February 8, 1999, at 11:23 GMT Padalka and Avdeyev undocked from Mir's -X port in Soyuz TM-28, and redocked at the +X Kvant port at 11:39 GMT, freeing up the front port for the Soyuz TM-29 docking. Finally on February 27, 1999 EO-26 commander Padalka and Slovak cosmonaut Bella undocked Soyuz TM-28 from the Kvant rear docking port at 22:52 GMT, landing in Kazakhstan on February 28 at 02:14 GMT. Avdeyev remained on Mir with the EO-27 crew delivered on Soyuz TM-29, heading for a manned space flight time record.


2000 April 4 - . 05:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Soyuz TM-30 - . Call Sign: Yenisey. Crew: Kaleri, Zalyotin. Payload: Soyuz TM s/n 204. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Kaleri, Zalyotin. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev bureau. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TM-30. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 72.82 days. Decay Date: 2000-06-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 26116 . COSPAR: 2000-018A. Apogee: 384 km (238 mi). Perigee: 358 km (222 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.97 min.

    Soyuz TM-30 docked with Mir's forward (-X) port on April 6 at 0631 GMT. Zalyotin and Kaleri reactivated the uninhabited station. Unloading Progress M1-1 and M1-2, they resupplied the station. The Progress spacecraft were also used to raise the station's orbit to 360 x 378 km x 51.6 deg. The orbital plane of Mir was then around 120 degrees away from that of ISS (making transport between the stations impossible, as desired by NASA).


2000 May 12 - . 10:44 GMT - .
  • EVA Mir EO-28-1 - . Crew: Kaleri, Zalyotin. EVA Duration: 0.20 days. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Kaleri, Zalyotin. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space station. Flight: Soyuz TM-30. Spacecraft: Mir.

    The cosmonauts entered open space via the air-lock of Kvant-2 at 10:44 GMT. The Germatizator experiment, the use of a special glue to seal off cracks on the outside surface of the complex, was executed according to plan. An inspection of a malfunctioning solar panel on Kvant-1showed that the steering cable to the rotor was burnt through due to a short-circuit and was beyond repair. The cosmonauts dismantled an experimental lightweight solar battery from the outer surface of the SO docking compartment. The last activity was the panorama-inspection, making images of the outside of the complex to enable specialist to analyse the effects of ageing of the material. The hatch was closed on what might have been the last spacewalk on Mir at 15:36 GMT.


2000 June 16 - .
  • Landing of Soyuz TM-30 - . Return Crew: Kaleri, Zalyotin. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Kaleri, Zalyotin. Program: Mir. Flight: Soyuz TM-30. Soyuz TM-30 undocked from Mir on June 15 21:24 GMT. Retrofire came at 23:52 GMT, followed by a safe landing at June 16, 00:44 GMT near Arkalyk in Kazakkstan. Thus ended the last human expedition to the Mir space station..

2003 February 28 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-9 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Bowersox, Budarin, Foale, Kaleri, Malenchenko, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-113 ISS EO-6.

    Approaching their 100th day in orbit, the International Space Station's Expedition 6 crewmembers completed an important test of on-orbit spacewalk preparation this week, while program managers cleared the way for a crew rotation scenario that will bring the three-man crew back to Earth in Kazakhstan in May. Additional Details: here....


2003 April 26 - . 03:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-2 - . Call Sign: Agat. Crew: Lu, Malenchenko. Backup Crew: Foale, Kaleri. Return Crew: Duque, Lu, Malenchenko. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 212. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev bureau. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 184.95 days. Decay Date: 2003-10-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 27781 . COSPAR: 2003-016A. Apogee: 394 km (244 mi). Perigee: 386 km (239 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.40 min. Two-man Russian/American crew to provide minimal manning of space station while shuttle is grounded. Replaced three-man crew aboard ISS since before STS-107 disaster..

2003 July 25 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-35 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2. The Expedition 7 crew, Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu, wound up a busy week with a Canadarm2 session that could lead to operation of the Station's robotic arm by controllers on the ground without crew participation.. Additional Details: here....

2003 August 1 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-36 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2. The Expedition 7 crew, Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu, spent their 14th week in space performing various science experiments, practicing with the Station's robotic arm and maintaining Station systems.. Additional Details: here....

2003 August 8 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-37 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2. The Expedition 7 crew, Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu, continued work this week with unique microgravity science experiments and maintained the operating systems of the orbiting lab.. Additional Details: here....

2003 August 15 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-38 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2.

    The Expedition 7 crew, Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu, this week conducted science experiments, maintenance activities and prepared for the upcoming departure and arrival of Progress cargo and Soyuz vehicles. Additional Details: here....


2003 August 22 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-39 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko, Pettit. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2.

    Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA Science Officer Ed Lu studied their first sample in an experiment designed to look at how air bubbles can weaken metals, crystals and other materials as they coalesce on orbit. They also packed a resupply craft full of trash and readied it for departure next week. Additional Details: here....


2003 August 27 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-40 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2. An unmanned Russian Progress vehicle successfully undocked from the International Space Station today, heading for a plunge into the Earth's atmosphere with discarded items from the orbital complex.. Additional Details: here....

2003 August 28 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-41 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2. An unmanned Russian Progress vehicle successfully blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan tonight to deliver almost three tons of food, fuel, water, and supplies to the residents of the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2003 August 30 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-43 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2.

    An unpiloted Russian resupply craft successfully docked to the International Space Station tonight, delivering nearly three tons of food, fuel, water, supplies and scientific gear to the Expedition 7 crew aboard the complex and for the next crew to launch in October. Additional Details: here....


2003 September 4 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-44 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2. An unmanned Russian Progress vehicle successfully undocked from the International Space Station today, heading for a month of scientific benefit before it is commanded to burn up in the Earth's atmosphere.. Additional Details: here....

2003 September 5 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-45 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2.

    With a newly arrived Russian Progress cargo vehicle at the aft end of the Zvezda Service Module awaiting unloading and a just-vacated Pirs Docking Compartment awaiting their successors, International Space Station Expedition 7 crewmembers, Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu, spent much of Friday doing scheduled spacesuit maintenance. Additional Details: here....


2003 September 26 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-48 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2. Checks of robotics and spacesuits along with varied science activities highlighted the past week aboard the International Space Station for Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA ISS Science Officer Ed Lu.. Additional Details: here....

2003 October 3 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-49 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko, Ross. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2. The week for Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu was filled with work on various science experiments and routine maintenance aboard the orbiting laboratory.. Additional Details: here....

2003 October 10 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-50 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2. Expedition 7 Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA International Space Station Science Officer Ed Lu formally began preparations to come home this week, while continuing to work on several science experiments.. Additional Details: here....

2003 October 17 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-51 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2. During their last week alone aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 7 crewmembers focused on preparations to welcome their Expedition 8 successors and for their own return to Earth.. Additional Details: here....

2003 October 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-52 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3, Soyuz TMA-3 Cervantes. A new crew rocketed toward the International Space Station early today, leaving the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard a Russian Soyuz booster that lifted off at 12:38 a.m. CDT and flawlessly sped into Earth orbit.. Additional Details: here....

2003 October 18 - . 05:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-3 - . Call Sign: Ingul. Crew: Duque, Foale, Kaleri. Return Crew: Foale, Kaleri, Kuipers. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 213. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Kuipers. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev bureau. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2, Soyuz TMA-3, Soyuz TMA-3 Cervantes. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 194.77 days. Decay Date: 2004-04-30 . USAF Sat Cat: 28052 . COSPAR: 2003-047A. Apogee: 384 km (238 mi). Perigee: 376 km (233 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 92.20 min.

    The spacecraft carried the Expedition 8 crew of Mike Foale and Aleksandr Kaleri and the EP-5 (Cervantes) mission crewmember Pedro Duque. During the flight to the station spacecraft Commander was Aleksandr Kaleri . Soyuz TMA-3 docked with the Pirs module at 07:16 GMT on October 20. Once the EO-7 crew aboard the ISS was relieved, the roles switched, with Foale becoming the ISS Commander. Duque carried out out 24 experiments in the fields of life and physical sciences, Earth observation, education and technology. The experiments were sponsored by the European Space Agency and Spain. After ten days in space, Duque returned to earth with the EO-7 crew of Malenchenko and Lu aboard Soyuz TMA-2.


2003 October 20 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-53 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3, Soyuz TMA-3 Cervantes.

    New residents arrived at the International Space Station Monday with the ISS Soyuz 7 spacecraft docking to the Station at 2:16 a.m. CDT (0716 GMT, 11:16am Moscow time). The arrival of Expedition 8 and a European Space Agency visiting researcher initiated a week of intense science operations and handover activities for the newest station crew, which will stay aboard the complex for nearly 200 days. Additional Details: here....


2003 October 20 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-54 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3, Soyuz TMA-3 Cervantes.

    The International Space Station's newest crew of Expedition 8 Commander Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri officially boarded the complex when hatches between its Soyuz spacecraft swung open at 5:19 a.m. CDT ( 1019 GMT, 2:19 p.m. Moscow time). They were joined by visiting researcher, European Space Agency astronaut Pedro Duque. Additional Details: here....


2003 October 24 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-55 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3, Soyuz TMA-3 Cervantes.

    Final handover activities are underway aboard the International Space Station as the Expedition 7 crew prepares to return to Earth Monday, following six months aboard the orbiting complex. Landing is scheduled for 8:41 p.m. CST on the steppes of Kazakhstan. Additional Details: here....


2003 October 27 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-56 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3, Soyuz TMA-3 Cervantes.

    The Expedition 7 crew touched down in northern Kazakhstan in its Soyuz spacecraft about 8:41 p.m. CST, concluding a 183-day mission aboard the International Space Station and 185 days in space. Landing occurred on target, approximately 24 miles (38 kilometers) from Arkylyk in Kazakhstan. Additional Details: here....


2003 October 31 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-57 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    International Space Station Expedition 8 Commander and NASA ISS Science Officer Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri wound up their first full workweek in space Friday. Science activities, Station maintenance, exercise and more familiarization with their new home were their focus. Additional Details: here....


2003 November 7 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-58 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Duque, Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. The Expedition 8 crew settled into life aboard the International Space Station this week, squaring away their new home in orbit and beginning work with several different experiments.. Additional Details: here....

2003 November 14 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-59 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    The Expedition 8 crew of the International Space Station wound up its week with a busy Friday, getting ready for next week's practice session for a possible February spacewalk. Commander and NASA ISS Science Officer Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri also spent considerable time on science experiments. Additional Details: here....


2003 November 21 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-60 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri, Lu, Malenchenko. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. The eighth permanent crew to live on the International Space Station completed its first month aboard the complex this week, a week that saw the 16 nations that participate in the Station program celebrate the fifth anniversary of its launch.. Additional Details: here....

2003 November 28 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-61 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. The two-person crew living on the International Space Station celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday, tested a modified configuration for an exercise machine and worked on science experiments this week.. Additional Details: here....

2003 December 5 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-62 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    Expedition 8 Commander and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri Friday wrapped up a busy week aboard the International Space Station. ISS activities included scientific experiments ranging from behavior of plasma dust subjected to radio waves in a vacuum to investigation of stresses on the feet and legs during spaceflight. Additional Details: here....


2003 December 12 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-63 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri, Walz. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. Aboard the International Space Station this week the Expedition 8 crew served as scientists, engineers, mechanics and investigators as it approaches two months of life in space aboard the orbiting outpost.. Additional Details: here....

2003 December 19 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-64 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. Expedition 8 Commander Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri spent their ninth week in space this week splitting time between systems maintenance, scientific work and some holiday decorating.. Additional Details: here....

2003 December 24 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #03-65 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    The Expedition 8 crew had a busy three days of science and International Space Station maintenance activities before beginning to wind down Wednesday afternoon for a Christmas day off. Mike Foale, commander and NASA ISS science officer, and Alexander Kaleri, the flight engineer, also showed off their Christmas preparations to viewers on Earth. Additional Details: here....


2004 January 2 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-1 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    The International Space Station's Expedition 8 crew got back to work today after a day off to welcome the new year. Mike Foale, commander and NASA ISS science officer, and Alexander Kaleri, the flight engineer, worked with station systems and science. Foale also delivered a "status of the Station" message, looking ahead to future ISS activities and more distant space exploration. Additional Details: here....


2004 January 9 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-2 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    Expedition 8 Commander Mike Foale celebrated his 47th birthday on Wednesday this week while Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri observed the Russian Orthodox Christmas on Thursday as they both continued research work, performed several maintenance activities and conducted troubleshooting efforts to assist ground engineers analyzing a small decay in the Station cabin's atmospheric pressure. Additional Details: here....


2004 January 12 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-3 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    With the help of Expedition 8 Commander Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri, flight controllers traced the apparent cause of a tiny pressure decay on the International Space Station Sunday to a braided flex hose that is part of the window system in the U.S. Destiny Laboratory. Additional Details: here....


2004 January 16 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-4 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. In an effort to gather more data regarding normal air pressure fluctuations onboard the International Space Station, Expedition 8 Commander Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri ended their week by closing several interior hatches.. Additional Details: here....

2004 January 23 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-5 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Jett, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. Expedition 8 Commander Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri are preparing for next week's arrival of their first packages from home in almost three months.. Additional Details: here....

2004 January 29 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-6 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri, Kuipers. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. An unmanned Russian Progress resupply ship blasted off successfully today from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to deliver 21/2 tons of food, fuel and supplies to the residents of the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2004 January 31 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-7 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. An unmanned Russian resupply ship smoothly linked up to the International Space Station this morning, delivering 2-1/2 tons of food, fuel, spare parts and supplies to the two residents on board.. Additional Details: here....

2004 February 6 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-8 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. Aboard the International Space Station, Mike Foale and Alexander Kaleri of the Expedition 8 crew spent this week unpacking the first fresh supplies to arrive at the complex since they began their mission more than three and a half months ago.. Additional Details: here....

2004 February 13 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-9 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. The Expedition 8 crew aboard the International Space Station spent the week on early preparations for a spacewalk; training and positioning the robotic arm; conducting experiments; and 'educating' school children on long duration life in space.. Additional Details: here....

2004 February 20 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-10 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    All systems remain "go" for the only planned spacewalk by the International Space Station's Expedition 8 crewmembers. Commander Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri, who observed the four-month anniversary of their launch to the Space Station on Wednesday, finished up a long list of tasks this week to be ready for a spacewalk to be staged from the Pirs Docking Compartment Thursday, Feb. 26, starting at 3 p.m. CST. NASA Television coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 2 p.m. CST. Additional Details: here....


2004 February 26 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-11 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    The residents of the International Space Station today conducted the first ever two-man spacewalk without a crewmember inside, but the planned five and a half hour-spacewalk to support technology experiments and prepare for a future visit from a cargo vehicle was cut short by a cooling system problem with one of the two crewmembers' Russian Orlan suits. Additional Details: here....


2004 February 27 - . 21:17 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-8-1 - . Crew: Foale, Kaleri. EVA Duration: 0.16 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    The astronauts retrieved and replaced and replaced science instruments on the ISS Pirs and Zvezda modules. These included sample materials that had been exposed to space for two years and a radiation phantom that measured doses a human would have received. The spacewalk, planned for 5 hours 45 minutes duration, was cut short when the cooling circuit in Kaleri's suit malfunctioned and he reported seeing drops of water on his helmet visor. This was the first time NASA had dared to send the entire crew of the station out on an EVA in the ISS program (though common Russian practice during their Mir project).


2004 March 5 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-12 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    Expedition 8 Commander Michael Foale today reestablished a vacuum between the Destiny Laboratory's science window's two panes of optical-quality glass. The window work was associated with continuing repairs following a small pressure leak detected on the International Space Station in January. Additional Details: here....


2004 March 12 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-13 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    The Expedition 8 Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri started the week with a three-day weekend and finished it with a successful treadmill repair. The International Space Station crew can now exercise on the treadmill with a working gyroscope. Additional Details: here....


2004 March 19 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-14 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    Heading into the homestretch of their 61/2-month mission aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 8 Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri spent the week conducting biomedical experiments and performing maintenance on a key Station component. Additional Details: here....


2004 March 19 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-14A - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    Heading into the homestretch of their 61/2-month mission aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 8 Commander Michael Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri spent the week conducting biomedical experiments and performing maintenance on a key Station component. Additional Details: here....


2004 March 26 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-16 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. The oxygen-producing Elektron unit aboard the International Space Station continues to function well, as it has since it was restarted early last Saturday following the replacement of major components.. Additional Details: here....

2004 April 2 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-17 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke, Foale, Kaleri, Kuipers, Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. Plans for the next crew rotation on the International Space Station are on schedule this week, as the Expedition 8 crew members moved into their final month on orbit and their successors to within weeks of their scheduled launch.. Additional Details: here....

2004 April 9 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke, Foale, Kaleri, Kuipers, Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    Three weeks remain in the six-month voyage aboard the International Space Station for Commander Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri as the Expedition 8 crew prepares to return home later this month. Their week aboard the station focused on wrapping up science experiments and tidying up for their replacement crew, which is in Russia for launch preparations. Additional Details: here....


2004 April 16 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke, Foale, Kaleri, Kuipers, Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3. Work to prepare for the eighth International Space Station crew exchange continued on schedule this week, both on the Station and at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.. Additional Details: here....

2004 April 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-21 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke, Foale, Kaleri, Kuipers, Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    New residents arrived at the International Space Station at 12:01 a.m. CDT (0501 GMT, 9:01 a.m. Moscow time) Wednesday. Docking of the Expedition 9 Crew's Soyuz spacecraft (ISS Soyuz 8 / TMA-4) initiated a nine-day handover and science operation by a visiting European Space Agency researcher. Additional Details: here....


2004 April 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke, Foale, Kaleri, Kuipers, Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3.

    A new crew is en route to the International Space Station following the launch tonight of the ISS Soyuz 8 spacecraft carrying Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Science Officer and Flight Engineer Mike Fincke and visiting researcher European Space Agency Astronaut Andre Kuipers of the Netherlands. Additional Details: here....


2004 April 23 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke, Foale, Kaleri, Kuipers, Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3, Soyuz TMA-4 Delta. New crewmembers aboard the International Space Station settled into a routine of handover briefings and scientific experiments after their arrival early Wednesday.. Additional Details: here....

2004 April 29 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke, Foale, Kaleri, Kuipers, Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3, Soyuz TMA-4 Delta.

    Completing more than six months in space, the International Space Station Expedition 8 crew, Commander Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri, returned to Earth today, bringing with them European Space Agency Astronaut Andre Kuipers of the Netherlands, who had spent nine days aboard the complex conducting research. Additional Details: here....


2004 April 30 - .
  • Landing of Soyuz TMA-3 - . Return Crew: Foale, Kaleri, Kuipers. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Foale, Kaleri, Kuipers. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-3, Soyuz TMA-4, Soyuz TMA-4 Delta.

    The ISS EO-8 crew of Kaleri and Foale, together with the ESA Delta mission astronaut Kuipers, undocked Soyuz TMA-3 from the International Space Station at 20:52 GMT on 29 April. There was minor concern due to a helium leak in the Soyuz engine pressurisation system. The Soyuz capsule made a soft landing at 00:11 GMT on 30 April near the city of Arkalyk. The recovery forces consisted of 160 people, eight helicopters, two aircraft and two all-terrain vehicles.The EO-9 crew of Fincke and Padalka remained aboard the ISS on a six-month caretaking mission.


2004 May 7 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke, Foale, Kaleri, Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-4. The new crew of the International Space Station spent its first full week alone concentrating on life science research, spacewalk preparations, and becoming comfortable with their new home in orbit.. Additional Details: here....

2010 October 7 - . 23:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-01M - . Call Sign: Ingul. Crew: Kaleri, Kelly, Scott, Skripochka. Backup Crew: Garan, Kononenko, Volkov, Sergey. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 701. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-01M. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 159.78 days. Decay Date: 2011-03-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 37183 . COSPAR: 2010-052A. Apogee: 355 km (220 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min. ISS EO-25 crew. The Soyuz docked at the Poisk module of the ISS at 00:01 GMT on 10 October. The crew entered the spacecraft and undocked at 04:27 GMT on 16 March 2011. Following retrofire and re-entry they landed safely in Kazakhstan at 07:53 GMT..


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