Soyuz MS-06 night launch to the ISS
|Mission duration||168d 5h 13m 58s|
|Spacecraft type||Soyuz-MS 11F747|
Mark Vande Hei
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||12 September 2017 21:17:02 UTC |
|Launch site||Baikonur Pad 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||28 February 2018 02:31 UTC |
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Poisk zenith|
|Docking date||13 September 2017 02:55 UTC|
|Undocking date||27 February 2018 23:08 UTC|
|Time docked||167d 20h 13m|
(l-r) Acaba, Misurkin and Vande Hei
Soyuz MS-06 is a Soyuz spaceflight which launched on 13 September 2017. It transported three members of the Expedition 53 crew to the International Space Station. MS-06 was the 135th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft. The crew consists of a Russian commander, and two American flight engineers. It returned to Earth on 28 February 2018 after 168 days in orbit.
|Commander|| Alexander Misurkin, RSA|
|Flight Engineer 1|| Mark Vande Hei, NASA|
|Flight Engineer 2|| Joseph Acaba, NASA|
|Commander||Aleksandr Skvortsov, RSA|
|Flight Engineer 1||Scott Tingle, NASA|
|Flight Engineer 2||Shannon Walker, NASA|
|Soyuz MS-06 and ISS over Moscow on 13 September 2017..|
Due to a decision to cut down the number of participating Russian astronauts in 2017, changes were made in crew assignments to the ISS. Originally set to be on Soyuz MS-04, Alexander Misurkin and Mark Vande Hei have been assigned to Soyuz MS-06 instead.
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