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SOYUZ  TM-33 (TM-32)                   TAXI FLIGHT                       RUSSIA

LAUNCH :

Oct.31 / 2000

07.53 GMT

Baikonour  Cosmodrome

Kazakhstan

Launch complex 1

Nov.02 / 2000

LAUNCH VEHICLE:

SOYUZ  U

DOCKING TIMELINE:

docking :

09.21 GMT

undocking :

Mar.19 / 2001

04.32 GMT

SOYUZ   Crew Rescue Vehicle

On October 31, 2000, the Soyuz TM-31 transport vehicle with the ISS-EXPEDITION ONE crew on board was launched. The crew consisted of two Russian cosmonauts Gidzenko and Krikalev and American astronaut Shepherd. The launch was performed by the Soyuz-U launch vehicle from the Baikonur cosmodrome. On November 2 the Soyuz TM-31 docked successfully with the ISS. With arrival of the first prime expedition crew to the ISS the station has become permanently inhabited. The complex consisting of Soyuz TM-31 - Zvezda - Zarya - Unity with a mass of about 73 t was formed in orbit.

The Soyuz TM-31 spacecraft were also used as the first crew rescue vehicle for the orbital complex .

2 S

(1S)

ZVEZDA aft port

with STS-112 / DISCOVERY

I.S.S.ELEMENT:

LANDING :

Mar.21 / 2001

07.31 GMT

Runway 15

Kennedy Space Center / Fl.

Soyuz TM-31

ZVEZDA

ZARYA

UNITY