The Soyuz TMA-16  was a manned flight to and from the International Space Station (ISS). It transported two members of the Expedition 21 crew and a Canadian entrepreneur from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the ISS. 
Guy Laliberté, founder and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, was a spaceflight participant aboard TMA-16 during its flight to the ISS, paying approximately US$35 million for his seat through the American firm Space Adventures. Guy Laliberté landed aboard Soyuz TMA-14 after approximately 12 days in space while Maksim Surayev and Jeffrey Williams landed aboard TMA-16 in Kazakhstan on March 18, 2010.

Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Soyuz TMA-16  was a manned flight to and from the International Space Station (ISS). It transported two members of the Expedition 21 crew and a Canadian entrepreneur from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the ISS. 

Guy Laliberté, founder and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, was a spaceflight participant aboard TMA-16 during its flight to the ISS, paying approximately US$35 million for his seat through the American firm Space Adventures. Guy Laliberté landed aboard Soyuz TMA-14 after approximately 12 days in space while Maksim Surayev and Jeffrey Williams landed aboard TMA-16 in Kazakhstan on March 18, 2010.

Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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