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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz TMA-21 begins Expedition 27 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Aleksandr Samokutyayev alongside Flight Engineers, Andrei Borisenko (RSA) & Ronald J. Garan (NASA) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station. It landed on September 16, 2011, 03:59:39 UTC

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Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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Soyuz TMA-21


Serial Soyuz TMA 11F732A17 #231

Launch Crew Count 3

Status Single Use

Landing Time 2011-09-16T03:59:00+0000


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Crew

Aleksandr Samokutyayev

Commander

Nationality Russian

Date Of Birth 1970-03-13

Status Retired

Type Government


Andrei Borisenko

Flight Engineer

Nationality Russian

Date Of Birth 1964-04-17

Status Retired

Type Government


Ronald J. Garan Jr.

Flight Engineer

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1961-10-30

Status Retired

Type Government


Soyuz FG


Height 49.50 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 0 kN

Diameter 3.00 Meters

Mass To LEO 6450 kg

Liftoff Mass 310000 Tonnes


Launch Success 59

Consecutive Success 5

Maiden Flight 2001-05-20

Launch Failures 1


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