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Soyuz TM-32
Mission insignia
Mission statistics
Mission name Soyuz TM-32
Spacecraft mass ?
Crew size 3
Call sign Uran
Launch date April 28, 2001
07:37:20 UTC
Gagarin's Start
Landing October 31, 2001
05:00:00 UTC
Near Arkalyk
46°44′58″N 69°42′58″E / 46.74944°N 69.71611°E / 46.74944; 69.71611
Mission duration 185 days, 21 hours, 22 minutes, 40 seconds
Number of orbits ~3,025
Apogee 247 km
Perigee 193 km
Orbital period 88.6 minutes
Orbital inclination 51.6°
Related missions
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Soyuz-tm-31 patch.jpgSoyuz TM-31 Soyuz TM-33Soyuz-tm33.jpg

Soyuz TM-32 was a manned Russian space launch on April 28, 2001. Its mission was to carry a new crew and supplies to the International Space Station. This mission was notable for being the craft that took Dennis Tito into space as the first paying space tourist.





(1) number of spaceflights each crew member has completed, including this mission.

Docking with ISS

  • Docked to ISS: April 30, 2001, 07:58 UTC (to nadir port of Zarya)
  • Undocked from ISS: October 19, 2001, 10:48 UTC (from nadir port of Zarya)
  • Docked to ISS: October 19, 2001, 11:04 UTC (to Pirs module)
  • Undocked from ISS: October 31, 2001, 01:38 UTC (from Pirs module)

Mission highlights

Soyuz TM-32 departing the ISS

TM-32 carried a three man crew (two Russians and one American, the latter not a professional astronaut) to the International Space Station, ISS. It docked automatically with the ISS at 07:57 UT on April 30, 2001, just a few hours after the space shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-100 undocked. The launched crew stayed for a week and returned in Soyuz TM-31, which had been docked to (or nearby) the station since November 2000 functioning as "lifeboat" for the onboard crew (Expedition 1 and 2).

As the new lifeboat for Expedition 2 and later Expedition 3, TM-32 stayed docked at the station for six months (except for a brief move between docking ports) and finally, on October 31, brought home two cosmonauts and an ESA astronaut who had arrived a week earlier in Soyuz TM-33.

External links

NASA Soyuz-33/Soyuz-32 (return) Taxi Crew

Coordinates: 46°44′58″N 69°42′58″E / 46.74944°N 69.71611°E / 46.74944; 69.71611



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