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SOYUZ  TMA-3 (TMA-2)                   TAXI FLIGHT                       RUSSIA

LAUNCH :

Oct.18 / 2003

05.38 GMT

Baikonour  Cosmodrome

Kazakhstan

Launch complex 1

Oct.20 / 2003

LAUNCH VEHICLE:

SOYUZ  FG

DOCKING TIMELINE:

docking :

07.16  GMT

undocking :

Oct.27 / 2003

23.17  GMT

SOYUZ   Crew Rescue Vehicle

The launch was performed to deliver the Expedition crew-8 to the International Space Station, to carry out a planned replacement of Expedition crew-7 and the Soyuz TMA-2, which has been operating within the International Space Station since April 2003, performing functions of the crew rescue vehicle. The other mission objective was also to carry out activities on board the orbital complex , including performance of space experiments and researches within the Cervantes project under spanish and european leadership .

7 S

Soyuz TMA-3

ZARYA nadir  port

with SOYUZ  TMA-2

I.S.S.ELEMENT:

Launching crew

Landing crew

LANDING :

Oct.28 / 2003

02.41 GMT

Kazakhstan

Near the town of Arkalyk

Soyuz TMA-2