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Soyuz TM-34
Mission insignia
Mission statistics
Mission name Soyuz TM-34
Crew size 3
Call sign Uran
Launch date April 25, 2002
06:26:35 UTC
Gagarin's Start
Landing November 10, 2002
00:04:20 UTC
80 km NE of Arkalyk
Mission duration 198 days, 17 hours, 37 minutes, 45 seconds
Number of orbits ~3,235
Apogee 247 km
Perigee 193 km
Orbital period 88.6 minutes
Orbital inclination 51.6°
Crew photo
Soyuz TM-34 crew 1.jpg
Related missions
Previous mission Next mission
Soyuz TM-33Soyuz TM-33 Soyuz TMA-1 Soyuz TMA-1

Soyuz TM-34 was a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station (ISS) launched by a Soyuz-U launch vehicle.




Docking with ISS

  • Docked to ISS: April 27, 2002, 07:55 UTC (to nadir port of Zarya)
  • Undocked from ISS: November 9, 2002, 20:44 UTC (from nadir port of Zarya)

Mission highlights

This was the 17th manned mission to ISS.

Soyuz TM-34 is a Russian passenger transportation craft that was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur at 06:26 UT on 25 April 2002. It carried two Russian cosmonauts and a South African tourist, Mark Shuttleworth, to the International Space Station (ISS). Shuttleworth performed some biology experiments, as he carried a live rat and sheep stem cells. All three returned on Soyuz TM-33 after an eight-day mission.

Soyuz TM-34 was the last of the Soyuz-TM spacecraft, due to its replacement by the Soyuz-TMA.



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