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Soyuz-TMA 12



Soyuz TMA-12 is a Russian passenger transport craft that was launched by a Soyuz FG rocket from Baikonur at 12:17 UT on 08 April 2005. It carried three astronauts (two Russian and one South Korean) to the International Space Station (ISS) and docked automatically with it at 16:00 UT on 10 April 2008. After about 10 days at the ISS, the South Korean astronaut and two other astronauts who had been staying on the ISS for several months, returned to Earth on 19 April on Soyuz TMA-11 (that had remained docked at the ISS since its mission in October 2007). It was a rough landing at a location 400 km away from the planned location.

Alternate Names

  • 32756
  • SoyuzTMA-12

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2008-04-08
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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