Embroidered Mission Patch Soyuz TMA-01M
Soyuz TMA-01M was a Soyuz flight that transported three members of the Expedition 25 crew to the International Space Station. TMA-01M was the 107th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft, and the first flight of the modernized TMA-M series. The spacecraft remained docked to the space station during Expedition 25, to serve as an emergency escape vehicle. The spacecraft's COSPAR ID was 2010-052A.
Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri (bottom), Soyuz commander, along with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (center), and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, both Expedition 25 flight engineers, wave farewell from the bottom of the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Oct. 7, 2010 (U.S. time and Oct. 8, Kazakhstan time). Kaleri, Kelly and Skripochka launched in their Soyuz TMA-01M rocket later that morning at 5:10 a.m. Kazakhstan time. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi