On January 21, 2010 Russian cosmonaut Maksim Suraev performed a complex task of moving a spacecraft from one docking port to another on the International Space Station.
Maxim Surayev has manually piloted the Soyuz TMA-16 from its usual docking port on the ISS to the new Poisk module. He was assisted by U.S. astronaut Jeff Williams who was also on board the Soyuz spacecraft during the 25-minute operation.
The task has been carried out to free up a docking port on the Russian Zvezda module and to test for the first time the performance of a docking port on the new scientific Poisk module that arrived on the ISS in November last year.
The docking port on the Poisk will be frequently used in the future to receive Russiaan Soyuz and Progress spacecraf
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The Russian SoyuzTMA-14 spacecraft with Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and space tourist Guy Laliberte aboard undocked from the International Space Station at on October 11, 2009.
At night from July 2 to July 3 the redocking of the SoyuzTMA-14 spacecraft was performed. The spacecraft was undocked from the docking port of the Zvezda module and was docked to the docking port of the Pirs module. On July 2 at 21.29 UTC SoyuzTMA-14 with the cosmonauts Gennadiy Padalka, Michael Barrat, Koichi Wakata on board undocked from the ISS moved away from the station at the distance of 30 metres and at 21.55 UTC docked to the ISS again. The other members of Expedition 20 crew cosmonauts Romanenko, De Winne and Thirsk were aboard the station during the redocking of the SoyuzTMA-14.
On May 27, 2009 at 10.34 GMT the Russian SoyuzTMA-15 spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
The crew: Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, SoyuzTMA-15 Commander; European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne (Belgium), flight-engineer; Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk, flight-engineer.... Read more »