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SOYUZ  TMA-2 (TMA-1)                   TAXI FLIGHT                       RUSSIA

LAUNCH :

Apr.26 / 2003

03.54 GMT

Baikonour  Cosmodrome

Kazakhstan

Launch complex 1

Apr.28 / 2003

LAUNCH VEHICLE:

SOYUZ  FG

DOCKING TIMELINE:

docking :

05.56  GMT

undocking :

May 03 / 2003

22.43  GMT

SOYUZ   Crew Rescue Vehicle

The primarily objective of this mission was the replacing of the Expedition Six crew after the U.S. Space Shuttle crew was grounded while investigation due to the Columbia accident were underway and the previously scheduled crew rotation flight STS-114 could not take place on time .

The Expedition Seven crew - reduced to two members -took over the command of the station and the old crew returned to earth with the Soyuz TMA-1 capsule .

Soyuz TMA-2 replaced the TMA-1-craft as crew escape pod .

6 S

QUEST

ZARYA nadir  port

with SOYUZ  TMA-1

I.S.S.ELEMENT:

Launching crew

Landing crew

LANDING :

May 04 / 2003

02.07 GMT

Kazakhstan

200 km north of Aral Sea

Soyuz TMA-2

ZARYA

460 km short of target