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SOYUZ  TMA-1 (TM-34)                   TAXI FLIGHT                       RUSSIA

LAUNCH :

Oct. 30 / 2002

03.11 GMT

Baikonour  Cosmodrome

Kazakhstan

Launch complex 1

Nov. 01 / 2002

LAUNCH VEHICLE:

SOYUZ  FG

DOCKING TIMELINE:

docking :

05.01  GMT

undocking :

Nov. 09 / 2002

20.44  GMT

SOYUZ   Crew Rescue Vehicle

The prime task of the mission was to replace the TM-34 Soyuz vehicle currently attached to the Station with this modernised version. It is essential for the resident crew that the Soyuz 'lifeboat' remains in top condition in case of an emergency evacuation and so regular 'taxi' flights, such as Odissea, are used to swap an older Soyuz spacecraft with a newer craft every six months.

While on board the Space Station, De Winne was performing a large experimental programme, including work with one of the key research facilities: the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG), an important piece of European hardware

5 S

Soyuz TMA-1 arrival

PIRS Docking compartment

with SOYUZ  TM-34

I.S.S.ELEMENT:

LANDING :

Nov.10 / 2002

00.04 GMT

Kazakhstan

300 km southwest of Astana

Soyuz TM-34 departure

Soyuz TM-34

Soyuz TMA-1