10 years ago on October 31, 2000 the Soyuz TM-31 spacecraft with Expedition 1 crew on board was launched to the International Space Station.
Soyuz TM-31 launch cover
On November 2, 2000 the space vehicle docked to the ISS. Y.Gidzenko (Russia), S.Krikalev (Russia) and W.Shepherd (USA) began their mission aboard the ISS. Since then the ISS has been orbiting in piloted regime.