Soyuz TMA-19

Soyuz TMA -19 is a mission name for the flight of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). As part of the ISS program, the flight is called ISS AF - 23S. It was the 23rd visit to a Soyuz spacecraft to the ISS, the 100th flight to the ISS as a whole and the 129th flight in Sojusprogramm.


Main occupation

  • Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin, ( 3 spacecraft ), Commander ( Roscosmos / Russia)
  • Shannon Walker ( first space flight ), aircraft engineer (NASA / USA)
  • Douglas Wheelock ( second space flight), flight engineer (NASA / USA)

Replacement crew

  • Dmitri Kondratyev Jurjewitsch, Commander ( Roscosmos / Russia)
  • Paolo Nespoli, flight engineer ( Esa / Italy)
  • Catherine Grace Coleman, board engineer (NASA / USA)

Mission overview

The launch took place on 15 June 2010 at 21:35 UTC. The Soyuz TMA -19 docked on 17 June 2010 at 22:21 UTC automatically with three crew members of the ISS Expeditions 24 and 25 at the rear of the Zvezda module of the International Space Station. The Soyuz spacecraft solves Soyuz TMA -17 from the rescue capsule. On June 28, the crew moved in manual flight procedures the spacecraft to its final berth at the new Rassvet module.

On November 26, 2010 at 1:23 UTC docked Soyuz TMA -19 with Yurchikhin, Wheelock and Walker on board from. Thus began on the ISS Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly. The brake firing is initiated 3:55 UTC. The crew capsule landed after a normal descent to 4:46 UTC clock in the Kazakh steppe near Arkalyk.