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Soyuz-TMA 9



Soyuz TMA-9 is a Russian passenger craft that was launched from Baikonur at 04:08 UT on 18 September 2006 by a Soyuz-FG rocket. It carried a Russian and an American astronaut, plus an American tourist to the International Space Station (ISS). It docked automatically with the Zvezda module of the ISS at 05:21 UT on 20 September, in the same port which was vacated by Progress M-56 to begin deorbiting and burn out. While the two astronauts will spend some months in the ISS, the tourist returned to Earth, along with two other long-resident astronauts, on Soyuz TMA-8 on 28 September at 01:10 UT.

Alternate Names

  • 29400
  • SoyuzTMA-9

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-09-18
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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