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Padalka



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Padalka
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Padalka, Gennadi Ivanovich (1958-) Russian pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EO-26, ISS EO-9, ISS EO-19. 585 cumulative days in space.

Total EVA Time: 0.94 days. Number of EVAs: 6.

Official NASA Biography

NAME: Gennady Ivanovich Padalka (Colonel, Russian Air Force)
Test-Cosmonaut of Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

PERSONAL DATA: Born July 21, 1958, in Krasnodar, Russia. Married to Irina Anatiolievna Padalka (Ponomareva). They have three daughters, Yulia, Ekaterina and Sonya. His father, Ivan Vasilievich Padalka, and his mother, Valentina Mefodievna Padalka, reside in Krasnodar, Russia. Gennady enjoys the theater, and parachute sport.

EDUCATION: Graduated from Eisk Military Aviation College in 1979; in 1994 he left UNESCO International Center of Instruction Systems, where he was an engineer-ecologist.

SPECIAL HONORS: Awarded the Star of Russian Federation Hero, and the title of Russian Federation Test-Cosmonaut.

EXPERIENCE: After graduation from the Military College in 1979, Gennady Padalka served as a pilot and a senior pilot in the Air Force.

He was selected as a cosmonaut candidate to start training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in 1989. From June 1989 to January 1991 he attended basic space training. In 1991 Padalka was qualified as a test-cosmonaut.

Gennady Padalka is a First Class Pilot, has flown 6 types of aircraft, and has logged 1300 hours. He is an Instructor of General Parachute Training, and has performed more than 300 parachute jumps.

From August 28, 1996 to July 30, 1997, he trained for space flight on theSoyuz-TM transport vehicle/Mir orbital complex as a commander of the back up crew for Mir 24/NASA-5, 6 Russian-American program of the 24th primary Expedition, Pegasus Russian-French program and Euro-Mir program).

October 1997 to August 1998 Padalka attended training for a space a flight aboard the Soyuz-TM/Mir orbital complex as a primary crew commander (Expedition 26 Program).

August 13, 1998, to February 28, 1999, he served aboard the Soyuz-TM-28/Mir orbital complex as the Expedition 26 crew commander, and logged 198 days in space.

June 1999 through July 2000, Padalka attended training for a space flight on "Souyz-TM" transport vehicle as an ISS contingency crew commander.

August 2000 to November 2001, Gennady Padalka attended training for a space flight as the ISS-4 back-up crew commander.

JANUARY 2002

Birth Place: Krasnodar, Kransnodar.
Status: Active.


Born: 1958.06.21.
Spaceflights: 3 .
Total time in space: 585.27 days.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Cosmonaut Category of persons who have been trained for spaceflight in Russia. More...

Associated Flights
  • Mir EO-24 Crew: Solovyov, Vinogradov. Soyuz docked manually. Over the next six months the crew undertook seven internal and external spacewalks to repair the crippled space station. Backup crew: Padalka, Avdeyev. More...
  • Mir EO-26 Crew: Padalka. As only one final Soyuz mission to Mir was planned, with two of the seats on that Soyuz pre-sold to Slovak and French experimenters, Padalka returned to earth without Avdeyev, who had to stay aboard for two extended crew missions. Backup crew: Zalyotin. More...
  • Mir EO-26/-27 Crew: Avdeyev. As only one final Soyuz mission to Mir was planned, with two of the seats on that Soyuz pre-sold to Slovak and French experimenters, Avdeyev had to stay aboard for two extended crew missions. Backup crew: Kaleri. More...
  • Mir EP-4 Crew: Baturin. Member of Russian President's office. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station. Backup crew: Kotov. More...
  • ISS EO-4 Crew: Bursch, Onufrienko, Walz. Three-person crew to operate the station and provide support during station replenishment and assembly missions Progress M1-7, Progress M1-8 and Space Shuttle missions 8A, UF2 Backup crew: Padalka, Robinson, Fincke. More...
  • ISS EP-3 Crew: Gidzenko, Shuttleworth, Vittori. First South African astronaut. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station. Backup crew: Padalka, Kononenko O D. More...
  • Soyuz TMA-2A Crew: Padalka, Duque, Kotov. Soyuz TMA-2 was originally to switch lifeboats on the ISS. After the loss of Columbia, and grounding of the remaining shuttles, it was instead flown by a two-man skeleton crew to keep the station alive until shuttle flights could resume. More...
  • STS-119A Crew: Lindsey, Kelly Mark, Gernhardt, Noriega, Padalka, Fincke, Kononenko O D. Flight delayed after the Columbia disaster. STS-119 was to have flown ISS Assembly mission ISS-15A. It would have delivered the fourth and final set of U.S. solar arrays along with the S6 fourth starboard truss segment. More...
  • ISS EO-9 Crew: Fincke, Padalka. Two-man Russian/American crew to provide minimal manning of ISS space station while the shuttle was grounded. Replaced EO-8 crew. Backup crew: Chiao, Sharipov. More...
  • ISS EO-18 Crew: Lonchakov, Fincke. Six-month, long-term, resident crew of the International Space Station. Backup crew: Padalka, Barratt. More...
  • ISS EO-19 ISS long-term residence mission. Crew: Padalka, Barratt. Six-month, long-term, resident crew of the International Space Station. Backup crew: Surayev, Williams Jeffrey. More...
  • ISS EO-29 ISS long-term residence mission. Launch delayed six weeks due to Progress M-12M launch vehicle failure. Crew: Shkaplerov; Ivanishin; Burbank. Backup crew: Padalka; Revin; Acaba. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Programs
  • ISS Finally completed in 2010 after a torturous 25-year development and production process, the International Space Station was originally conceived as the staging post for manned exploration of the solar systrem. Instead, it was seemed to be the death knell of manned spaceflight. More...
  • Mir The Mir space station was the last remnant of the once mighty Soviet space programme. It was built to last only five years, and was to have been composed of modules launched by Proton and Buran/Energia launch vehicles. These modules were derived from those originally designed by Chelomei in the 1960's for the Almaz military station programme. As the Soviet Union collapsed Mir stayed in orbit, but the final modules were years late and could only be completed with American financial assistance. Kept flying over a decade beyond its rated life, Mir proved a source of pride to the Russian people and proved the ability of their cosmonauts and engineers to improvise and keep operations going despite all manner of challenges and mishaps. More...

Bibliography
  • NASA Astronaut Biographies, Johnson Space Center, NASA, 1995-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Padalka Chronology


1989 April 22 - .
1997 February 10 - . 14:09 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1997 August 5 - . 15:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Soyuz TM-26 - . Call Sign: Rodnik. Crew: Solovyov; Vinogradov. Backup Crew: Padalka; Avdeyev. Payload: Soyuz TM 11F732 s/n 75. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Solovyov; Vinogradov; Padalka; Avdeyev. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Mir EO-24; Mir NASA-4; Mir EO-23. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 197.73 days. Decay Date: 1998-02-19 . USAF Sat Cat: 24886 . COSPAR: 1997-038A. Apogee: 385 km (239 mi). Perigee: 378 km (234 mi). Inclination: 51.7000 deg. Period: 92.20 min. Summary: Mir Expedition EO-24. The Soyuz docked manually at 17:02 GMT August 7. Over the next six months the crew undertook seven internal and external spacewalks to repair the crippled space station..

1998 August 13 - . 09:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
  • Soyuz TM-28 - . Call Sign: Altair. Crew: Padalka; Avdeyev; Baturin. Backup Crew: Zalyotin; Kaleri. Payload: Soyuz TM 11F732 s/n 77. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Padalka; Avdeyev; Baturin; Zalyotin; Kaleri. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Mir EP-4; Mir EO-26; Mir EO-25; Mir EO-26/-27. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 198.69 days. Decay Date: 1999-02-28 . USAF Sat Cat: 25429 . COSPAR: 1998-047A. Apogee: 373 km (231 mi). Perigee: 363 km (225 mi). Inclination: 51.7000 deg. Period: 91.90 min. Soyuz TM-28 docked at 10:56 GMT on August 15 with the rear (Kvant) port of the Mir space station, which had been vacated at 09:28 GMT on August 12 by Progress M-39. The EO-25 crew, Musabayev and Budarin, landed with Baturin on Aug 25, leaving the EO-26 crew of Padalka and Avdeyev on the station. As only one final Soyuz mission to Mir was planned, with two of the seats on that Soyuz pre-sold to Slovak and French experimenters, the return crew of Soyuz TM-28 was subject to constant replanning and revision. On February 8, 1999, at 11:23 GMT Padalka and Avdeyev undocked from Mir's -X port in Soyuz TM-28, and redocked at the +X Kvant port at 11:39 GMT, freeing up the front port for the Soyuz TM-29 docking. Finally on February 27, 1999 EO-26 commander Padalka and Slovak cosmonaut Bella undocked Soyuz TM-28 from the Kvant rear docking port at 22:52 GMT, landing in Kazakhstan on February 28 at 02:14 GMT. Avdeyev remained on Mir with the EO-27 crew delivered on Soyuz TM-29, heading for a manned space flight time record.

1998 September 15 - . 20:00 GMT - .
  • EVA Mir EO-26-1 - . Crew: Padalka; Avdeyev. EVA Type: Internal Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.0208 days. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Padalka; Avdeyev. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space station. Flight: Mir EO-26; Mir EO-26/-27. Spacecraft: Mir. After donning spacesuits, the PKhO compartment of the Mir core module was depressurized and the crew entered the dead Spektr module at 20:00 GMT. They reconnected some cables for the solar panel steering mechanism and closed the hatch a half hour later. The PKhO was then repressurized.

1998 November 11 - . 19:23 GMT - .
  • EVA Mir EO-26-2 - . Crew: Padalka; Avdeyev. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.25 days. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Padalka; Avdeyev. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned space station. Flight: Mir EO-26; Mir EO-26/-27. Spacecraft: Mir. Padalka and Avdeyev made the EVA from the Kvant-2 airlock on the Mir. The walk began at 19:24 GMT. The cosmonauts installed a meteoroid detector in for the upcoming Leonid shower, and hand-launched the Spoutnik-41 amateur-radio mini-satellite. The space walk concluded at 01:18 GMT on November 11.

1999 February 28 - .
2003 April 18 - .
  • Soyuz TMA-2A (cancelled) - . Crew: Padalka; Duque; Kotov. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Padalka; Duque; Kotov. Agency: RAKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2A. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Soyuz TMA-2 was originally to switch lifeboats on the International Space Station. The crew would have returned to earth in the Soyuz TMA-1 already docked to the station. After the loss of Columbia, and the grounding of the remaining shuttles, it was decided instead that the EO-6 crew (Bowersox, Budarin, and Pettit) aboard the station would return in Soyuz TMA-1. Soyuz TMA-2 would be instead flown by a two-man skeleton crew (Malenchenko and Lu) to keep the station alive until shuttle flights could resume.

2004 January 15 - .
2004 April 2 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-17 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Foale; Kaleri; Kuipers; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-8. Summary: Plans for the next crew rotation on the International Space Station are on schedule this week, as the Expedition 8 crew members moved into their final month on orbit and their successors to within weeks of their scheduled launch.. Additional Details: here....

2004 April 9 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Foale; Kaleri; Kuipers; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-8. Three weeks remain in the six-month voyage aboard the International Space Station for Commander Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri as the Expedition 8 crew prepares to return home later this month. Their week aboard the station focused on wrapping up science experiments and tidying up for their replacement crew, which is in Russia for launch preparations. Additional Details: here....

2004 April 16 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-19 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Foale; Kaleri; Kuipers; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-8. Summary: Work to prepare for the eighth International Space Station crew exchange continued on schedule this week, both on the Station and at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.. Additional Details: here....

2004 April 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-21 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Foale; Kaleri; Kuipers; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-8. New residents arrived at the International Space Station at 12:01 a.m. CDT (0501 GMT, 9:01 a.m. Moscow time) Wednesday. Docking of the Expedition 9 Crew's Soyuz spacecraft (ISS Soyuz 8 / TMA-4) initiated a nine-day handover and science operation by a visiting European Space Agency researcher. Additional Details: here....

2004 April 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-20 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Foale; Kaleri; Kuipers; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-8. A new crew is en route to the International Space Station following the launch tonight of the ISS Soyuz 8 spacecraft carrying Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Science Officer and Flight Engineer Mike Fincke and visiting researcher European Space Agency Astronaut Andre Kuipers of the Netherlands. Additional Details: here....

2004 April 19 - . 03:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG. LV Configuration: Soyuz-FG Zh15000-009.
  • Soyuz TMA-4 - . Call Sign: Altair. Crew: Fincke; Padalka; Kuipers. Return Crew: Fincke; Padalka; Shargin. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 214. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka; Kuipers; Shargin. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: ISS EO-8; ISS EO-9; ISS Delta. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 187.89 days. Decay Date: 2004-10-24 . USAF Sat Cat: 28228 . COSPAR: 2004-013A. Apogee: 367 km (228 mi). Perigee: 359 km (223 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.80 min. Soyuz TMA-4 was ISS transport mission ISS 8S and delivered the EO-9 caretaker crew of Gennadiy Padalka and Michael Fincke, together with the ESA/Netherlands Delta mission crewmember Andre Kuipers, to the Space Station. Soyuz TMA-4 docked with the nadir port on Zarya at 05:01 GMT on April 21 and the hatches to the ISS were opened at 06:30 GMT. Another gyro on the station had shut down prior to the docking and possibly would require a maintenance spacewalk to replace its failed electronics.

    After Soyuz TMA-5 docked with the ISS on October 16, the EO-9 crew handed activities over to the EO-10 crew.


2004 April 23 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-22 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Foale; Kaleri; Kuipers; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS Delta; ISS EO-8. Summary: New crewmembers aboard the International Space Station settled into a routine of handover briefings and scientific experiments after their arrival early Wednesday.. Additional Details: here....

2004 April 29 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-23 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Foale; Kaleri; Kuipers; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS Delta; ISS EO-8. Completing more than six months in space, the International Space Station Expedition 8 crew, Commander Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri, returned to Earth today, bringing with them European Space Agency Astronaut Andre Kuipers of the Netherlands, who had spent nine days aboard the complex conducting research. Additional Details: here....

2004 May 7 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Foale; Kaleri; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: The new crew of the International Space Station spent its first full week alone concentrating on life science research, spacewalk preparations, and becoming comfortable with their new home in orbit.. Additional Details: here....

2004 May 14 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-25 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. International Space Station Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA Science Officer and Flight Engineer Mike Fincke eased into a regular schedule of operations in orbit this week, preparing spacesuits for checkouts next week and loading trash aboard a Progress vehicle that will soon depart. Additional Details: here....

2004 May 21 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-26 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: Aboard the International Space Station, the Expedition 9 crew closed out its first month in space with a busy week of spacewalk preparations, including a spacesuit dress rehearsal.. Additional Details: here....

2004 May 25 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-27 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: An unmanned Russian Progress resupply ship blasted off today from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to deliver 21/2 tons of food, water, fuel and supplies to the residents of the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2004 May 27 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-28 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: An unmanned Russian resupply ship smoothly linked up to the International Space Station this morning, delivering two and a half tons of food, water, fuel, spare parts and supplies to the two residents on board.. Additional Details: here....

2004 June 4 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-29 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: The Expedition 9 crew aboard the International Space Station spent the week unpacking a Russian resupply ship and getting ready for a June spacewalk to replace a faulty circuit breaker.. Additional Details: here....

2004 June 10 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-30 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: The Expedition 9 crew, Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke, spent their seventh week aboard the Station continuing to prepare for their first spacewalk, now under consideration to be conducted June 24.. Additional Details: here....

2004 June 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-31 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: Father's Day came early for Astronaut Mike Fincke, 225 miles in space aboard the International Space Station, as he received the best present on Earth -- baby daughter Tarali Paulina Fincke, born Friday.. Additional Details: here....

2004 June 24 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-32 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: A spacewalk intended to replace a faulty circuit breaker on the exterior of the International Space Station was cut short when the primary oxygen bottle on Astronaut Mike Fincke's Russian space suit began losing pressure faster than expected.. Additional Details: here....

2004 June 24 - . 21:57 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-9-1 - . Crew: Fincke; Padalka. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.0097 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. The astronauts exited the station at 21:56 GMT on what was to be a six hour spacewalk to replace a failed gyroscope electronics module. The EVA had already been delayed from 10, then 16 June. The original plan was to use American suits, but a coolant leak in one of those forced the crew to use Russian suits. This in turn meant they would have to exist from the airlock in the station's Russian Pirs module, which in turn extended the distance they would have to travel outside the station to 30 m. Eight minutes after exiting the hatch, a serious leak was detected by Russian ground controllers in Fincke's suit. The crew was called back in and it was planned that the EVA would be repeated six days later.

2004 June 25 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-33 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: Specialists in Moscow today continued to analyze the cause of an unexpectedly high rate of pressure loss in the primary oxygen bottle on Astronaut Mike Fincke's Russian space suit, which terminated Thursday's spacewalk after 14 minutes.. Additional Details: here....

2004 June 25 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-34 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: Specialists in Moscow today continued to analyze the cause of an unexpectedly high rate of pressure loss in the primary oxygen bottle on Astronaut Mike Fincke's Russian space suit, which terminated Thursday's spacewalk after 14 minutes.. Additional Details: here....

2004 June 30 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-36 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka; Walheim. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: The second time was the charm for two International Space Station spacewalkers tonight as they moved with ease to restore power to a key control system, completed a series of bonus jobs to get ahead on future work, and finished up ahead of schedule.. Additional Details: here....

2004 July 1 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-37 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: Flight controllers today fully revved up a gyroscope on the International Space Station that spacewalkers brought back to life Wednesday. They plan to return it to the set of gyroscopes controlling the Station's orientation Friday morning.. Additional Details: here....

2004 July 1 - . 21:19 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-9-2 - . Crew: Fincke; Padalka. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.24 days. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Summary: The crew serviced an ISS gyroscope..

2004 July 2 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-38 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. A newly reactivated gyroscope on the International Space Station today was successfully brought on line for attitude control at 6:20 a.m. CDT. The Control Moment Gyroscope 2 was fully operational at 6,600 revolutions per minute Thursday afternoon after being powered back on as a result of this week's spacewalk. Testing overnight proved its operation adequate for orientation control. Additional Details: here....

2004 July 9 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-39 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: Aboard the International Space Station, work focused on science, spacesuit troubleshooting and routine maintenance as the Expedition 9 crew sailed through its 12th week in space.. Additional Details: here....

2004 July 16 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-40 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: Aboard the International Space Station, the Expedition 9 crew concentrated on a host of scientific experiments and routine systems maintenance work in its 13th week in orbit.. Additional Details: here....

2004 July 23 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-41 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. The International Space Station's Expedition 9 crewmembers passed the halfway point of their six-month mission this week as they prepared for a third spacewalk and joined the world in observing the 35th anniversary of the first landing of humans on the moon. Additional Details: here....

2004 July 30 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-42 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mike Fincke this week marked their 100th day in orbit, oversaw the undocking of a resupply craft and prepared for their third spacewalk.. Additional Details: here....

2004 August 3 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-43 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Two International Space Station spacewalkers began rolling out the welcome mat for a new cargo vehicle this morning. Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke spent 4 hours outside the Station swapping out experiments and installing hardware associated with Europe's Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), scheduled to launch on its maiden voyage to ISS next year. Additional Details: here....

2004 August 3 - . 06:58 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-9-3 - . Crew: Fincke; Padalka. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.19 days. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Summary: The crew installed two antennas and replaced three laser reflectors of the rendezvous and docking system..

2004 August 6 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-44 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Aboard the International Space Station this week, Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke resumed scientific investigations, routine maintenance, and preparations for the arrival of a new cargo ship - all following a spacewalk on Tuesday. Additional Details: here....

2004 August 11 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-45 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: An unpiloted Russian cargo ship blasted off this morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a three-day journey to deliver almost three tons of food, fuel, oxygen, water and supplies to the residents of the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2004 August 13 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-46 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: The Expedition 9 crew aboard the International Space Station prepared this week to receive another shipment of supplies. The crew also worked on several science experiments and routine maintenance of Station systems.. Additional Details: here....

2004 August 14 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-47 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka; Chiao; Sharipov. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9; ISS EO-10. Summary: An unpiloted Russian cargo ship linked up the International Space Station this morning to deliver almost three tons of food, fuel, oxygen, water and supplies to the residents onboard.. Additional Details: here....

2004 August 20 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-48 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: The International Space Station crew focused this week on unloading 2 tons of new equipment and supplies from a cargo craft that arrived Saturday.. Additional Details: here....

2004 August 27 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-49 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: Success was the key word this week aboard the International Space Station as maintenance efforts by the Expedition 9 crew paid off on several major equipment items.. Additional Details: here....

2004 September 3 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-50 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Smoothly and ahead of schedule, Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA Science Officer Mike Fincke completed the fourth and final spacewalk of their six-month mission today. Padalka and Fincke spent five hours, 21 minutes outside completing mainenance tasks and installing antennas to prepare for the initial arrival of a new European cargo ship next year. Additional Details: here....

2004 September 3 - . 16:43 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-9-4 - . Crew: Fincke; Padalka. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.24 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. The hatch was opened at 16:43 GMT. The astronauts used the Russian Orlan suits M-25 and M-26, requiring them to exit from the Pirs module airlock. The 70 kg PIG container on the Zarya module with the RRZh1 flow regulator valve panel was removed and jettisoned Three antennae were installed on the Zvezda module for future rendezvous and docking operations with the European ATV logistics spacecraft.

2004 September 10 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-51 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: The oxygen-producing Elektron in of the International Space Station was restarted today after a troubleshooting procedure by Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka, but shut down again after operating for just over an hour.. Additional Details: here....

2004 September 17 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-52 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9. Summary: Almost two weeks of troubleshooting apparently paid off today for the Expedition 9 crew as they restored an onboard oxygen generating unit to operation.. Additional Details: here....

2004 September 24 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-53 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka; Chiao; Sharipov. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9; ISS EO-10; ISS EP-7. With less than a month remaining in their stay aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA Science Officer Mike Fincke are preparing the orbiting complex for its next residents. The crew's work this week included taking inventory, performing maintenance on exercise equipment and continued troubleshooting of the onboard oxygen generator. Additional Details: here....

2004 October 1 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-54 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka; Chiao; Sharipov; Shargin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9; ISS EO-10; ISS EP-7. Summary: The International Space Station crew made steady progress with maintenance work this week, restoring an oxygen generator to partial operation and replacing a cabin air monitoring system.. Additional Details: here....

2004 October 8 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-55 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka; Chiao; Sharipov; Shargin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9; ISS EO-10; ISS EP-7. As the end of its mission approaches, the Expedition 9 crew aboard the International Space Station prepared for the trip home by wrapping up science experiments and continuing maintenance operations of the vehicle. After spending six months onboard, the crew will greet its first visitors one week from today. Additional Details: here....

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2004 October 23 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-58 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka; Chiao; Sharipov; Shargin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9; ISS EO-10; ISS EP-7. Summary: After traveling more than 78 million miles aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mike Fincke returned to Earth today.. Additional Details: here....

2004 October 24 - .
  • Landing of Soyuz TMA-4 - . Return Crew: Padalka; Fincke; Shargin. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Padalka; Fincke; Shargin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-10; ISS EO-9; ISS EP-7. At 1814 GMT on October 23 Padalka, Fincke and guest cosmonaut Shargin (delivered for a one week mission aboard Soyuz TMA-5), entered Soyuz TMA-4 and closed the hatches leaving Chiao and Sharipov as the EO-10 station crew. Soyuz TMA-4 undocked at 21:08 GMT and made a small separation burn at 21:11 GMT. At 23:42 GMT the deorbit burn lowered the orbit from 353 x 366 km to -23 x 355 km. The descent module separated at 00:08 GMT on October 24, with a landing at 50.47 deg N / 67.12 deg E near Arkalyk at 00:36 GMT.

2004 October 29 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-59 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka; Chiao; Sharipov; Shargin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9; ISS EO-10; ISS EP-7. The latest crewmembers to live and work aboard the International Space Station took a brief break early this week following handover from their departing colleagues, then began in earnest to acclimate themselves to their new home and orbiting laboratory. Additional Details: here....

2004 November 6 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #04-60 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fincke; Padalka; Chiao; Sharipov; Shargin. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-9; ISS EO-10; ISS EP-7. Summary: Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov picked up the pace of scientific, maintenance and familiarization activities aboard the International Space Station this week.. Additional Details: here....

2009 March 26 - . 11:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG. LV Configuration: Soyuz-FG s/n 1741.
  • Soyuz TMA-14 - . Call Sign: Altair. Crew: Padalka; Barratt; Simonyi. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 224. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: ISS EO-19. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 198.66 days. Decay Date: 2009-10-11 . USAF Sat Cat: 34669 . COSPAR: 2009-015A. Apogee: 354 km (219 mi). Perigee: 344 km (213 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.50 min. Summary: Delivered EO-19 crew and space tourist Simonyi to ISS; returned EO-19 crew and space tourist Laliberte to earth on 11 October 2009 at 04:32 GMT..

2009 June 5 - .
  • EVA ISS EO-20-1 - . Crew: Padalka; Barratt. EVA Type: Extravehicular activity. EVA Duration: 0.20 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Wearing new Orlan-MK suits, the astronauts emerged from the Pirs module at 07:52 GMT. The crew added two Kurs rendezvous antennas to the exterior of Zvezda to enable arrival of the new MIM-2 Small Research Module, to be delivered by a Progress service module later in the year.

2009 June 10 - .
  • EVA ISS EO-20-2 - . Crew: Padalka; Barratt. EVA Type: Extravehicular activity. EVA Duration: 0.0083 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Internal spacewalk in a depressurized Zvezda module to reconfigure it. The spacesuited crew entered the forward transfer comparment of Zvezda and closed the hatches to Zarya and to the aft compartments of Zvezda. The transfer compartment was then depressurized at 06:22 GMT. Then a flat cover on the zenith hatch was removed and stowed on top of the Pirs hatch, leaving the port open to space. The no-longer-required docking cone on the port leading to Zarya was removed installed on the zenith port, preparing it for arrival of the new MIM-2 research/docking module later in the year. The transfer compartment was repressurized at 07:11 GMT.

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