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LM-12
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posted 04-18-2019 01:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the history of manned spacelight, how many crewmen have launched and landed in different spacecraft?

The latest to do so was Peggy Whitson, who launched in Soyuz MS-03 and landed in Soyuz MS-04. She is number 130 by my count, which includes those who have done so more than once.

Anyone have a different number?

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posted 04-18-2019 08:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Koch will be 131st such person.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-18-2019 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Before Christina Koch, UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri will launch on Soyuz MS-15 and land on Soyuz MS-12.

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posted 04-18-2019 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The first to be launched and then return on different spacecraft: Alexei Yeliseyev and Yevgeny Khrunov, launched on Soyuz 5 and returned on Soyuz 4 after an EVA transfer, January 1969.

LM-12
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posted 04-18-2019 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think only Peggy Whitson and Leopold Eyharts have launched and landed in different Soyuz and Shuttle spacecraft.

Peggy Whitson:

  • STS-111 (landed in STS-113)
  • Soyuz TMA-11
  • Soyuz MS-03 (landed in Soyuz MS-04)
Leopold Eyharts:
  • Soyuz TM-27 (landed in Soyuz TM-26)
  • STS-122 (landed in STS-123)

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posted 04-18-2019 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Delta7:
...after an EVA transfer
Apparently, an EVA transfer was briefly considered for the Gemini 7/6A mission in 1965. It is mentioned in NASA SP-4203, Chapter 12:
Schirra and Stafford wanted to add extravehicular activity to the flight plans — perhaps Stafford could change places with Lovell in a demonstration of space rescue — but they met a pronounced rebuff.

Borman's goal was a 14-day mission. He wanted nothing to do with any proposal that might threaten it. "Wally could have had all the EVA he wanted," Borman later said, "but I wasn't going to open the hatch."

There were real hazards in trying to exchange pilots in mid space, since the life support hoses would have to be detached and reconnected in a vacuum, leaving the pilots with only the backup system to depend on as they traveled between the two spacecraft. It might have looked great in the headlines, Borman added, "but one little slip could have lost the farm."

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posted 04-19-2019 07:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who would have landed in Soyuz MS-10 had that launch been successful?

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The Soyuz MS-10 landing crew would have been Aleksey Ovchinin, Nick Hague and Hazza Al Mansouri.

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posted 04-19-2019 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for that.

The two cosmonauts (Vladimir Lyakhov and Valeri Ryumin) who launched in the Soyuz 32 spacecraft landed in the Soyuz 34 spacecraft. But noboby launched in Soyuz 34 and nobody landed in Soyuz 32. The "Mir Hardware Heritage" has this brief description of the two flights:

Soyuz 32:

Its long-duration crew spent 175 days on Salyut 6. Less than 2 months into their stay, Soyuz 33 failed to dock because of a main engine malfunction. Soyuz 32 returned to Earth unmanned with a cargo of experiment results and equipment no longer in use after Soyuz 34 had docked unmanned with Salyut 6 to replace it.
Soyuz 34:
Launched unmanned to replace Soyuz 32 following the Soyuz 33 failure. Soyuz 34 included main engine modifications made to prevent a recurrence of the Soyuz 33 failure.

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