Human Spaceflight Launches and Returns, 2004


Human Spaceflight Launches and Returns, 2004

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Human Spaceflight Launches and Returns, 2004
Country Flight Crew1 Dates2 Mission/payload
Russia Soyuz TMA-4 (up)
● Gennady Padalka
● Mike Fincke
● André Kuipers
April 19 transport of replacement crew to ISS
Russia Soyuz TMA-3 (down)
● Aleksandr Kaleri
● Michael Foale
● André Kuipers
April 30 return of departing ISS crew to Earth
U.S. SS1-1 Mike Melvill June 21 Ansari X Prize demonstration flight
U.S. SS1-2 Mike Melvill September 29 first Ansari X Prize flight
U.S. SS1-3 Brian Binnie October 4 second Ansari X Prize flight
Russia Soyuz TMA-5 (up)
● Salizhan Sharipov
● Leroy Chiao
● Yury Shargin
October 13 transport of replacement crew to ISS
Russia Soyuz TMA-4 (down)
● Gennady Padalka
● Mike Fincke
● Yury Shargin
October 24 return of departing ISS crew to Earth
1For Soyuz flights, commander is listed first.
2Soyuz launch or return date for ISS missions.
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