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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-18-2005 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From a posting by Jorge R. Frank to sci.space.history:
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While updating my flight history spreadsheets I stumbled onto something I hadn't noticed earlier: the Soyuz TMA-5 launched to ISS last October was the 100th manned Soviet/Russian space flight, depending on how you measure.

Soyuz 32 launched with a crew but entered unmanned; vice-versa for Soyuz 34. Some people don't count one or the other, but I count both.

The count:
Vostok: 6 (1-6)
Voskhod: 2 (1-2)
Soyuz: 39 (1,3-17,18.1,18-19,21-40)
Soyuz T: 15 (2-9,10.1,10-15)
Soyuz TM: 33 (2-34)
Soyuz TMA: 5 (1-5)
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Total: 100


If correct, than Chiao flew both the 100th Soviet/Russian flight and the 100th shuttle mission.

Ben
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posted 10-01-2005 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Russians are touting yesterday's Expedition 12 launch as the official 100th manned Russian space launch.

This does include Soyuz 18a, which failed to achieve orbit on an upper stage malfunction. But it does not include Soyuz T-10a, which exploded on the launch pad in the final seconds of the countdown forcing activation of the Launch Escape System.

Soyuz 34 was unmanned and sent as a replacement and return capsule for a crew already living in space. It does not count as a separate mission (the error he had).

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-Ben

www.LaunchPhotography.com

Ben
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posted 10-02-2005 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also just made note of another mark.

Yesterday's launch of TMA-7 was the 250th time in history that human beings have soared above 100km.

This includes:
USSR/Russia 100
USA 144
China 1
SS1 - 3
X-15 - 2

issman1
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posted 10-04-2005 12:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for issman1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am very surprised there was little fanfare about the 100th Russian human space launch. A tremendous achievement considering the ongoing financial woes surrounding Russia's space programme. Incidentally, William McArthur - who launched on Soyuz TMA-7 - was also a crewmember on the 100th Space Shuttle mission, STS-92.

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