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Marco Polo: mission facts

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Flight ‘Marco Polo’ mission
Vehicle Soyuz
Launch 25 April 2002
Launch site Baikonur (Kazakhstan)
Landing 5 May 2002
Landing site Kazakhstan
Duration 10 days
Altitude 173 nautical miles
Inclination 51.6 degrees

Crew members

Yuri Gidzenko
Commander

Roberto Vittori (ESA)
Soyuz Flight Engineer

Mark Shuttleworth
Soyuz Flight Participant

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