Intrepid Minute: Mike Massimino and the Soyuz Space Capsule

Sep 17, 2018 - 3:13pm

Our Senior Space Advisor and former NASA astronaut, Mike Massimino, talks about the history of the Soyuz TMA-6 space capsule currently displayed in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. The space capsule launched on April 15, 2005 where it docked at the International Space Station two days later and orbited Earth 2,817 times.

On October 11, 2005, it returned to Earth carrying the Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, the American astronaut John Phillips and the American spaceflight participant Greg Olsen. Olsen, who was the third private citizen to experience space travel, loaned the Soyuz TMA-6 to the Intrepid Museum.      

A man and woman read an exhibit panel on Intrepid's flight deck while their child points at the propeller of an aircraft.

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