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Soyuz-TMA 16



Soyuz-TMA 16 is a Russian (RKA) passenger craft that was launched by a Soyuz FG rocket on 30 September 2009 at 07:14 UT from Baikonur. The craft carried a Russian cosmonaut, a NASA astronaut and a Canadian space tourist to the International Space Station. The craft is expected to dock with the ISS on 02 October 2009. This mission will replace two of the crew members of the ISS.

Alternate Names

  • 35940
  • Soyuz-TMA16

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2009-09-30
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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