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ISS EO-12



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ISS EO-12
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Six-month long-term resident crew of the International Space Station. Crew: Tokarev, McArthur. Backup crew: Williams Jeffrey, Tyurin.

Six-month long-term resident crew of the International Space Station.

The flight program consisted of the following main activities:

  • Launch of two ISS EO-12 crewmembers and one space tourist (EP-9) aboard Soyuz TMA-7 in flight 11S;
  • Docking of the Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft to the Docking Compartment (PIRS);
  • Operational support for undocking of Soyuz TMA-6 from the FGB (Zarya) module;
  • Relocation of the Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft from the PIRS to the FGB (Zarya) modules;
  • Loading and undocking of Progress M-54;
  • Operational support for docking and unloading of Progress M-55;
  • Performance of extravehicular activites: one US egress (EVA) on the ISS USOS (Unity) and one Russian egress (EVA) on the ISS RS;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments SVS, Kristallizator, Relaksatsia, Uragan, Ekon, Plasma-MKS, Sprut-MBI, Cardio-ODNT, Profilaktika, Pulse, Gematologia, Pilot, Biorisk, Akvarium, Rastenia-2, Intercellular interaction, Statokonia, Regeneratsia, Prognos, Matryoshka-R, Diatomeya, Volny, Konjugatsia, Biodegradatsia, Bioekologia, Bioemulsia, Meteoroid, Vector-T, Izgib, Plasma crystal, Identifikatsia, Skorpion, RadioSkaf, Sreda, Infotekh, Kromka, as well as contracted commercial activities (GTS, GCF-JAXA, Rokviss, JAXA-3DPC, SCN, Cardiocog-4, NOA, Immuno);
  • Implementation of space tourist's Gregory Olsen's program onboard the ISS, as well as ESA life science experiments (Sample, Muscle, Mop) during EP-9;
  • Crew handover to Increment ISS EO-13 and return of ISS EO-12 crewmembers on Soyuz TMA-7.

AKA: Soyuz TMA-7; Rassvet.
First Launch: 2005.10.01.
Last Launch: 2006.04.08.
Duration: 189.83 days.

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Associated People
  • McArthur McArthur, William Surles Jr 'Bill' (1951-) American test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-58, STS-74, STS-92, ISS EO-12. US Army. Grew up in Wakulla, North Carolina. More...
  • Tokarev Tokarev, Valeri Ivanovich (1952-) Russian test pilot cosmonaut. Flew on STS-96, ISS EO-12. Russian Air Force test pilot, flying 44 types of aircraft and helicopters. Selected as Buran test pilot in 1987. From 1994, commander cosmonaut group for aerospace systems. More...
  • Williams, Jeffrey Williams, Jeffrey Nels (1958-) American test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-101, ISS EO-13, ISS EO-21. More...
  • Tyurin Tyurin, Michael Vladislavovich (1960-) Russian engineer cosmonaut. Flew on ISS EO-3, ISS EO-14. Civilian Engineer, Energiya NPO. More...

See also
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...

ISS EO-12 Chronology


2005 September 10 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-44 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov; Phillips; Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-11; ISS EO-12. A 2-ton delivery arrived at the back door of the International Space Station today as an unpiloted Russian cargo ship linked up to the Zvezda module's docking port at 9:42 a.m. CDT, filled with supplies for Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John Phillips and spare parts for repair to some Station systems. Additional Details: here....

2005 September 30 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-46 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov; Phillips; Tokarev; McArthur; Olsen. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-11; ISS EO-12. Summary: Preparations for arrival of the next crew of the space station, scientific activities and maintenance highlighted this week's activities aboard the orbiting laboratory.. Additional Details: here....

2005 September 30 - .
2005 October 1 - . 03:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG. LV Configuration: Soyuz-FG Zh15000-017 / ISS-11S.
  • Soyuz TMA-7 - . Call Sign: Rassvet. Crew: Tokarev; McArthur; Olsen. Return Crew: Tokarev; McArthur; Pontes. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 217. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur; Olsen; Pontes. Agency: RAKA; NASA; Space Adentures. Manufacturer: Korolev. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: ISS EO-11; ISS EO-12; ISS EP-10. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 189.83 days. Decay Date: 2006-04-08 . USAF Sat Cat: 28877 . COSPAR: 2005-039A. Apogee: 348 km (216 mi). Perigee: 347 km (215 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.50 min. Launch delayed from September 27. Soyuz TMA-7 docked with the International Space Station at 05:27 GMT on 3 October, bringing the long duration EO-12 crew of (McArthur, Commander; Tokarev, Flight Engineer) and space tourist Olsen. McArthur, Tokarev and Pontes (brought to the station aboard Soyuz TMA-8) transferred to TMA-7 on April 8, 2006, closing the hatches at 17:15 GMT and undocking from Zvezda at 20:28 GMT, leaving Vinogradov and Williams from Soyuz TMA-8 as the Expedition 13 in charge of the station. Soyuz TMA-7 fired its engines at 22:58 GMT for the deorbit burn and landed in Kazakhstan at 23:48 GMT.

2005 October 3 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-48 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov; Phillips; Tokarev; McArthur; Olsen. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-11; ISS EO-12. Summary: New residents arrived at the international space station this morning to begin a six-month mission that will carry them through the new year into next spring.. Additional Details: here....

2005 October 7 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-49 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov; Phillips; Tokarev; McArthur; Olsen. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-11; ISS EO-12. Following the docking of the Soyuz spacecraft early Monday morning, the space station is now home to a new crew. Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev, joined by spaceflight participant Gregory Olsen, spent the week on board with the Expedition 11 crew performing handover and transfer activities. Additional Details: here....

2005 October 10 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-50 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Krikalyov; Phillips; Tokarev; McArthur; Olsen. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-11; ISS EO-12. After traveling 75 million miles during six months on the international space station, Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev and NASA ISS Science Officer John Phillips returned to Earth today. With them was American Greg Olsen, who spent eight days on the station under a commercial agreement with the Russian Federal Space Agency. Additional Details: here....

2005 October 14 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-51 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-11; ISS EO-12. Summary: Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev are spending their first few days alone on the international space station following the safe return home of their predecessors Monday.. Additional Details: here....

2005 October 21 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #05-52 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-11; ISS EO-12. Growing increasingly familiar with their microgravity home and laboratory in space, the 12th international space station crew turned its attention to experiment work, began preparations for the first space station-based spacewalk using U.S. suits since 2003 and captured spectacular images and video of the latest tropical cyclone in the Atlantic basin, Hurricane Wilma. Additional Details: here....

2005 October 28 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS05-053 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev this week checked the clothes, tools and plans they will use for a five and half-hour spacewalk set for Nov. 7.. Additional Details: here....

2005 November 4 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS05-054 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: The Expedition 12 crew prepared for its first spacewalk and kept the international space station ship-shape this week as they passed a milestone of five years of human presence aboard the complex.. Additional Details: here....

2005 November 7 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS05-055 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: The international space station crew completed the first spacewalk using U.S. space suits since April 2003, installing a new camera and discarding an inactive science probe.. Additional Details: here....

2005 November 7 - . 15:32 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-12-1 - . Crew: Tokarev; McArthur. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.22 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. The EVA started an hour late due to a misaligned valve in the Quest airlock module. The crew installed a television camera on the outboard end of the port truss segment of the ISS and removed a failed Rotary Joint Motor Controller (RJMC). They then moved hand over hand to the P6 truss, 16 m above the Destiny module. McArthur removed an old experiment, the Floating Potential Probe, and pushed it away from the station. Finally the crew replaced a failed circuit breaker in the Mobile Transporter.

2005 November 10 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS05-056 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur; Jett. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: With their first spacewalk behind them, the residents of the international space station pressed ahead this week to prepare for several upcoming milestones.. Additional Details: here....

2005 November 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS05-057 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev took a short ride away from the International Space Station today, flying their Soyuz spacecraft from one docking port to another.. Additional Details: here....

2005 November 18 - .
  • Soyuz TMA-7 moved on ISS. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: McArthur; Tokarev. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: The ISS EO-12 crew boarded their Soyuz TMA-7 and undocked from the Pirs module at 08:46 GMT, flew around the station, and then docked with the Zarya module at 09:05 GMT. This cleared the hatch on the Pirs module for a future planned spacewalk..

2005 December 16 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS05-058 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: This week the crew focused on preparing for the arrival of a holiday shipment of fuel, food, water, spare parts and gifts.. Additional Details: here....

2005 December 21 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS05-059 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: Supplies and holiday gifts are on the way to the International Space Station following today's Progress spacecraft launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.. Additional Details: here....

2005 December 21 - . 18:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. LV Configuration: Soyuz-U F15000-080 / ISS-20P.
  • Progress M-55 - . Payload: Progress M s/n 355. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: ISS EO-12. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 179.96 days. Decay Date: 2006-06-19 . USAF Sat Cat: 28906 . COSPAR: 2005-047A. Apogee: 349 km (216 mi). Perigee: 336 km (208 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min. Summary: The resupply spacecraft docked with the ISS Pirs module at 19:46 GMT on 23 December. It undocked at 14:06 GMT on June 19, 2006; fired its engines at 17:06 GMT to lower its orbit into the atmosphere; and burned up over the Pacific Ocean at 17:41 GMT..

2005 December 23 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS05-060 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: A holiday delivery arrived at the International Space Station today for the Expedition 12 crew.. Additional Details: here....

2005 December 30 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS05-061 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: The crew onboard the International Space Station are looking forward to celebrating New Year's Day after spending a quiet Christmas 225 miles above the Earth.. Additional Details: here....

2006 January 6 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-001 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: It was back to work this week for the Expedition 12 crew after a long New Year's weekend that marked the halfway point in their six-month stay aboard the station.. Additional Details: here....

2006 January 13 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-002 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: This past week, Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev completed an important upgrade to the station's spacewalk preparation systems, and installed the Recharge Oxygen Orifice Bypass Assembly.. Additional Details: here....

2006 January 20 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-003 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur began his week Sunday by running a half-marathon on the station treadmill, supporting friends and colleagues running in the Houston Marathon.. Additional Details: here....

2006 January 27 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-004 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12; ISS EO-13. Summary: Preparations for a walk in space took center stage this week on the space station.. Additional Details: here....

2006 February 3 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-005 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur; Fossum; Sellers. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12; STS-115; STS-121. Summary: Space station crewmembers released a spacesuit-turned-satellite during the second spacewalk of their mission last night.. Additional Details: here....

2006 February 3 - . 09:55 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-12-2 - . Crew: Tokarev; McArthur. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.24 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Wearing Orlan suits, the crew emerged from the Pirs airlock of the station and first released a surplus Orlan suit with its radio transmitter activated, dubbed SuitSat. SuitSat broadcast greetings in six languages to radio amateurs for two orbits before its batteries failed. The crew then moved to the Zarya module and relocated the Strela crane grapple fixture to the Unity module. This cleared Zarya for the future temporary stowage of debris shields. The crew moved on to the station's center truss, where they safed a cutting mechanism on one of two umbilicals to the Mobile Transporter rail car. Returning to Pirs, they retrieved a microorganism experiment and photographed the exterior of Zvezda.

2006 February 10 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-006 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: The International Space Station crew completed a semiannual treadmill overhaul this week and began readying for a first-ever station "camp out" next week.. Additional Details: here....

2006 February 17 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-006A - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: After an almost six-hour spacewalk last week, the crew began the week with a little time off; then returned to science investigations, routine maintenance and equipment tests.. Additional Details: here....

2006 February 24 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-007 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12; STS-121. Summary: Aboard the International Space Station this week, Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev have been preparing for upcoming spacecraft arrivals and departures.. Additional Details: here....

2006 March 4 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-009 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12; ISS EO-13. Summary: The International Space Station crew's week included a robotic arm first and a docking communications test to prepare for a new European cargo ship.. Additional Details: here....

2006 March 10 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-010 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur; Vinogradov; Williams, Jeffrey; Pontes. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12; ISS EO-13; ISS EP-10. Summary: Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev plan to move their Soyuz capsule from the Earth-facing docking port of the station's Zarya module to an aft port on the Zvezda module on Monday, March 20.. Additional Details: here....

2006 March 17 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report: SS06-011 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Tokarev; McArthur; Vinogradov; Williams, Jeffrey; Pontes. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12; ISS EO-13; ISS EP-10. Summary: Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev plan to move their Soyuz capsule from the Earth-facing docking port of the station's Zarya module to an aft port on the Zvezda module on Monday, March 20.. Additional Details: here....

2006 March 20 - .
  • Soyuz TMA-7 moved. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: McArthur; Tokarev. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-12. Summary: At 06:49 GMT ISS crewmen McArthur and Tokarev flew Soyuz TMA-7 from the Zarya docking port to the docking port at the aft end of Zvezda, docking there at 07:11 GMT. This leaves the Zarya port free for the planned arrival of Soyuz TMA-8 on April 1..

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2006 March 30 - .
2006 March 30 - . 02:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG. LV Configuration: Soyuz-FG P15000-018.
  • Soyuz TMA-8 - . Call Sign: Carat. Crew: Vinogradov; Williams, Jeffrey; Pontes. Return Crew: Vinogradov; Williams, Jeffrey; Ansari. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 218. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Vinogradov; Williams, Jeffrey; Pontes; Ansari. Agency: RAKA; NASA. Manufacturer: Korolev. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: ISS EO-13; ISS EO-12; ISS EP-10. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 182.95 days. Decay Date: 2006-09-29 . USAF Sat Cat: 28996 . COSPAR: 2006-009A. Apogee: 349 km (216 mi). Perigee: 336 km (208 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min. Soyuz TMA-8 docked with the Zarya nadir port of the ISS at 04:19 GMT on April 1. It undocked from Zarya on 28 September at 21:53 GMT, with the return crew of Vinogradov, Williams and space tourist Ansari aboard. It landed in Kazakhstan at 01:13 GMT on 29 September.

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