Soyuz TMA-9 / EXP-14

Crew & Mission

(JSC2006-E-38890 - 8 Nov. 2005) --- Attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, Michael E. Lopez-Alegria, Mikhail Tyurinand spaceflight participant Anousheh Ansari take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Roscosmos / Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

LEFT:(JSC2006-E-38891 - 8 Nov. 2005) --- Michael E. Lopez-Alegria, Mikhail Tyurin and Anousheh Ansari join hands as they pose for a portrait in Star City, Russia. Photo credit: Roscosmos / Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. RIGHT The first back up crew Photo.


April 28, 2006. Korolev, Moscow. As the preparations for Russian Visiting Crew 11 are under way, space flight participant (SFP) from Japan Daisuke Enomoto and his backup Anousheh Ansari (USA) were for the first time acquainted with operational Soyuz space vehicle. While making themselves comfortable in the right seat of the space vehicle with space suit Sokol-KV2 on, they appreciated their future working place in the capacity of SFP. The same familiarization activities were conducted by Mikhail Tyurin, next Soyuz commander and flight engineer of ISS-14 Prime Crew.

The Flight Sokols

Soyuz TMA-9 crewmember Anousheh Ansari testing her Sokol space suit.

Daisuke Enomoto testing his Sokol space suit.

Soyuz TMA-9 Artwork

Simple design of Soyuz TMA-9 patch includes the following elements: The docking target on the ISS to which the Soyuz will align itself, element of symbol of 6th Faculty of MAI, which gratuated by Soyuz TMA-9 pilot-commander Mikhail Tyurin, three cosmic stars according three Soyuz flight Team members (M.Tyurin, M.Lopez-Alegria both ISS-14 crew and Daisuke Enomoto-flight participant from Japan).Soyuz TMA-9 emblem also includes Luna and Mars.

Red border patch is for Thurin and blue border patch for other Soyuz crew members.

Below: This logo for the Soyuz TMA-9 mission is probably from Energia and is normaly used for covers and other souvenirs.

Mikhail Tyurin

Anousheh Ansari

Daisuke Enomoto (Dice-K)

Collecting Soyuz TMA-9

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