Mission decal for the flight of Soyuz TMA-15
Size Approx 4" x 4"
Soyuz TMA-15 was a manned spaceflight to the International Space Station. It is part of the Soyuz programme, transporting three members of the Expedition 20 crew to the space station. TMA-15 is the 102nd manned flight of a Soyuz spacecraft, since Soyuz 1 in 1967. The Soyuz spacecraft will remain docked to the space station during Expedition 20 and Expedition 21 as an emergency escape vehicle, should one be required. This marks the start of six-person crew operations on the ISS.
It was launched successfully by a Soyuz-FG carrier rocket from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, at 10:34 UTC on 27 May 2009. It docked with the ISS at 12:34 UTC on 29 May 2009.
|Flight Engineer 1||
Frank De Winne, ESA
|Flight Engineer 2||
Robert Thirsk, CSA