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Odissea mission facts

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ISS taxi flight (5S) including Belgian ESA astronaut Frank De Winne. Test flight of new Soyuz TMA. During the nine day stay on board ISS, Frank De Winne worked on a substantial programme of 23 scientific experiments including four physical science experiments for which De Winne made use of the newly installed Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) which was designed and developed by Europe.

30 October 2002. 08:11 Baikonur time (03:11 UT)

Launch site:
Baikonur, Kazakhstan

1 November 2002, 11:01 Baikonur time (05:01 UT)

10 November 2002, 02:44 Baikonur time (9 November, 21:44 UT)

10 November 2002, 06:04 Baikonur time (01:04 UT)

Landing site:
Kazakh Steppe, near town of Arkalyk

Launch vehicle:
Soyuz TMA-1

Return vehicle:
Soyuz TM-34

Commander Sergei Zaletin
Flight Engineer Frank De Winne
Flight Engineer Yuri Lonchakov
Back-up Flight Engineer Aleksandr Lazutkin