Resident Crews of the International Space Station (ISS)

ISS: Expedition 35

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Crew, launch- and landing data

No.: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Surname:  Hadfield  Romanenko  Marshburn  Vinogradov  Misurkin  Cassidy
Given names:  Chris Austin  Roman Yuriyevich  Thomas Henry "Tom"  Pavel Vladimirovich  Aleksandr Aleksandrovich  Christopher John "Chris"
Position:  ISS-CDR  Flight Engineer  Flight Engineer  Flight Engineer  Flight Engineer  Flight Engineer
Spacecraft (Launch):  Soyuz TMA-07M  Soyuz TMA-07M  Soyuz TMA-07M  Soyuz TMA-08M  Soyuz TMA-08M  Soyuz TMA-08M
Launch date:  19.12.2012  19.12.2012  19.12.2012  28.03.2013  28.03.2013  28.03.2013
Launchtime:  12:12 UTC  12:12 UTC  12:12 UTC  20:43 UTC  20:43 UTC  20:43 UTC
Spacecraft (Landing):  Soyuz TMA-07M  Soyuz TMA-07M  Soyuz TMA-07M  Soyuz TMA-08M  Soyuz TMA-08M  Soyuz TMA-08M
Landingdate:  14.05.2013  14.05.2013  14.05.2013  11.09.2013  11.09.2013  11.09.2013
Landingtime:  02:31 UTC  02:31 UTC  02:31 UTC  02:58 UTC  02:58 UTC  02:58 UTC
Mission duration:  145d 14h 19m  145d 14h 19m  145d 14h 19m  166d 06h 15m  166d 06h 15m  166d 06h 15m
Orbits:  2261  2261  2261  2581  2581  2581

unofficial Backup Crew

No.: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Surname:  Parmitano  Yurchikhin  Nyberg  Kotov  Ryazansky  Hopkins
Given names:  Luca Salvo  Fyodor Nikolayevich  Karen Lujean  Oleg Valeriyevich  Sergei Nikolayevich  Michael Scott
Position:  ISS-CDR  Flight Engineer  Flight Engineer  Flight Engineer  Flight Engineer  Flight Engineer

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Expedition Report

Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome (Pavel Vinogradov, Aleksandr Misurkin and Christopher Cassidy with Soyuz TMA-08M). Roman Romanenko, Chris Hadfield and Thomas Marshburn were onboard since December 21, 2012 (arrival with Soyuz TMA-07M).

The first EVA was performed by Pavel Vinogradov and Roman Romanenko on April 19, 2013 (6h 38m). They installed and connected the Obstanovka plasma wave experiment, a Russian investigation into space weather in Earth’s upper atmosphere. This task includes the planned jettison of two probe containers and a cable reel. They then removed a container from the Russian experiment Biorisk, which looks at the effects of microbial bacteria and fungus on structural materials used in spacecraft construction.

Progress M-19M was launched on time at 10:12 UTC on April 24, 2013 by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Progress M-19M achieved soft docking with the ISS on April 26, 2013 at 12:25 UTC to the back docking port of the Zvezda Service Module, and hard docking was complete at 12:34 UTC. Due to the failure of the deployment of one of the spacecraft's Kurs antennae, a software patch was sent up from Russian controllers to bypass restrictions on the Kurs approach. The manual TORU system was on standby with cosmonauts Roman Romanenko and Pavel Vinogradov on the controls in case of a Kurs failure. In the end the automated rendezvous and docking operation procedures using the Kurs docking system aboard the ISS and the Progress was used, although the docking velocity was slower than normal to give engineers a good look at the antenna through the station's camera system. During the docking the ISS and Progress M-19M were orbiting 261 miles above the Kazakhstan-China border.
Progress M-19M delivered about 365 kilograms (805 lb) of propellant, 50 kilograms (110 lb) of oxygen and air, 410 kilograms (900 lb) of water and about 1,540 kilograms (3,400 lb) of spare parts, scientific equipment and other supplies to the Space Station.
Progress M-19M undocked from the Zvezda module of the ISS at 13:59 UTC on June 11, 2013. The undocking paved the way for European Space Agency's ATV-4 Albert Einstein to subsequently dock with the ISS. Soon after the undocking Progress M-19M entered an independent orbit to begin a one-week free flight and conducted the Radar-Progress experiment. The goal of the Radar-Progress experiment (also conducted on previous Progress flights) is to investigate the density, size and reflectivity of the ionosphere environment around the spacecraft due to engine burns. During the experiment, the spacecraft was tracked by the Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Irkutsk. At the end Radar-Progress experiment, on June 19, 2013 at 13:53 UTC Progress M-19M performed a deorbit burn maneuver using the S5.80 engine of the RTDU-80 main propulsion system. The mission came to an end when the cargo ship performed destructive re-entry and plunged into the Pacific Ocean at 14:40 UTC.

A leak of ammonia coolant from the area near or at the location of a Pump and Flow Control Subassembly was detected on May 09, 2013, prompting engineers and flight controllers to begin plans to support the spacewalk. The device contains the mechanical systems that drive the cooling functions for the port truss.

Christopher Cassidy and Thomas Marshburn performed this spacewalk on May 11, 2013 (5h 30m). The astronauts inspected and replaced of a pump controller box on the station’s far port truss (P6) suspected of leaking ammonia coolant.

During the stay on board of the ISS the crews of Expeditions 35 / 36 carried out the following scientific experiments:
3DA1 Camcorder (Panasonic 3D Camera)
AMS-02 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer - 02)
AQH Microscope Checkout (Aquatic Habitat Microscope Checkout)
Alloy Semiconductor (Crystal Growth of Alloy Semiconductor Under Microgravity)
Amine Swingbed (Amine Swingbed)
Area PADLES (Area Passive Dosimeter for Life-Science Experiments in Space)
BASS (Burning and Suppression of Solids)
BCAT-3-4-CP (Binary Colloidal Alloy Test - 3 and 4: Critical Point)
BCAT-6-Colloidal Disks (Binary Colloidal Alloy Test - 6 - Colloidal Disks)
BCAT-6-PS-DNA (Binary Colloidal Alloy Test - 6: Polystyrene - Deoxyribonucleic Acid)
BCAT-6-Phase Separation (Binary Colloidal Alloy Test - 6 - Phase Separation)
BCAT-6-Seeded Growth (Binary Colloidal Alloy Test - 6: Seeded Growth)
BCAT-C1 (Binary Colloidal Alloy Test - C1)
BP Reg (A Simple In-flight Method to Test the Risk of Fainting on Return to Earth After Long-Duration Space Flights)
BRIC-17-1 (Biological Research In Canisters-17-1: Undifferentiated Cell development in Arabidopsis plants in Microgravity)
BRIC-17-2 (Biological Research in Canisters-17-2: Understanding Anoxic Response in Arabidopsis)
Biological Rhythms 48hrs (The effect of long-term microgravity exposure on cardiac autonomic function by analyzing 48-hours electrocardiogram)
Bisphosphonates (Bisphosphonates as a Countermeasure to Space Flight Induced Bone Loss)
Body Measures (Quantification of In-Flight Physical Changes - Anthropometry and Neutral Body Posture)
CCF (Capillary Channel Flow)
CEO (Crew Earth Observations)
CETSOL-2 (Columnar-to-Equiaxed Transition in Solidification Processing-2)
CFE-2 (Capillary Flow Experiment - 2)
CSLM-3 (Coarsening in Solid Liquid Mixtures-3)
CVB-2 (Constrained Vaper Bubble-2)
Cell Bio Tech Demo (Cell Bio Tech Demo)
Circadian Rhythms (Circadian Rhythms)
Communications and Outreach 2-ARISS (Communications and Outreach 2 - ARISS)
Communications and Outreach 2-Podcasts (Communications and Outreach 2 - Podcasts)
DECLIC HTI-R (DEvice for the study of Critical LIquids and Crystallization - High Temperature Insert-Reflight)
DECLIC-ALI (DEvice for the study of Critical LIquids and Crystallization - Alice Like Insert)
DIAPASON (Very high-accuracy environmental automatic control, and pollution monitoring and recording. The data recorded are the type of pollutant and the relevant chemical concentration.)
DOD SPHERES-RINGS (Department of Defense Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites-RINGS)
DOSIS-3D (Dose Distribution Inside the International Space Station - 3D)
DTN (Disruption Tolerant Networking for Space Operations)
Dynamic Surf (Experimental Assessment of Dynamic Surface Deformation Effects in Transition to Oscillatory Thermo capillary Flow in Liquid Bridge of High Prandtl Number Fluid)
EPO-Demos (Education Payload Operation - Demonstrations)
EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students)
Energy (Astronaut's Energy Requirements for Long-Term Space Flight)
ExHam (Astrobiology Exposure and Micrometeoroid Capture Experiments)
FASES (Fundamental and Applied Studies of Emulsion Stability)
FLEX-2 (Flame Extinguishment Experiment - 2)
Functional Task Test (Physiological Factors Contributing to Postflight Changes in Functional Performance)
HET-Smartphone (Human Exploration Telerobotics Smartphone)
HREP-HICO (HICO and RAIDS Experiment Payload - Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean)
HREP-RAIDS (HICO and RAIDS Experiment Payload - Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System (RAIDS))
HiMassSEE (Spacecraft Single Event Environments at High Shielding Mass)
Hicari (Growth of Homogeneous SiGe Crystals in Microgravity by the TLZ Method)
Hip QCT (Feasibility Study: QCT Modality for Risk Surveillance of Bone - Effects of In-flight Countermeasures on Sub-regions of the Hip Bone.)
I-STAR Crew Autonomous Procedures (ISS Testbed for Analog Research Crew Autonomous Procedures)
ICE-GA (Italian Combustion Experiment for Green Air)
ISERV (ISS SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System)
ISS Ham Radio (International Space Station Ham Radio)
ISS High Efficiency Particle Filter Analysis (International Space Station High Efficiency Particle Filter Analysis)
Ice Crystal 2 (Crystal growth mechanisms associated with the macromolecules adsorbed at a growing interface - Microgravity effect for self-oscillatory growth - 2)
Immuno (Neuroendocrine and Immune Responses in Humans During and After Long Term Stay at ISS)
Integrated Cardiovascular (Cardiac Atrophy and Diastolic Dysfunction During and After Long Duration Spaceflight: Functional Consequences for Orthostatic Intolerance, Exercise Capability and Risk for Cardiac Arrhythmias)
Intervertebral Disc Damage (Risk of Intervertebral Disc Damage after Prolonged Space Flight)
JAXA EPO 10 (JAXA Education Payload Observation 10)
JAXA PCG (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Protein Crystal Growth)
JAXA-Commercial (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency - Commercial Payload Program)
Journals (Behavioral Issues Associated with isolation and Confinement: Review and Analysis of Astronaut Journals)
MAXI (Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image)
MCE (Multi-mission Consolidated Equipment)
MICAST-2 (The Microstructure Formation in Casting of Technical Alloys under Diffusive and Magnetically Controlled Convective Conditions-2)
MISSE-8 (Materials International Space Station Experiment - 8)
MVIS Controller-1 (MVIS Controller 1)
Manual Control (Assessment of Operator Proficiency Following Long-Duration Space Flight)
Marangoni-Exp (Chaos, Turbulence and its Transition Process in Marangoni Convection-Exp)
Marangoni-UVP (Spatio-temporal Flow Structure in Marangoni Convection)
Medaka Osteoclast (Medaka Osteoclast)
Microbiome (Study of the Impact of Long-Term Space Travel on the Astronauts' Microbiome)
Microflow1 (Microflow 1 technology demonstration)
NanoRacks-PCG-1 (NanoRacks-Protein Crystal Growth-1)
Neurospat (Effect of Gravitational Context on EEG Dynamics: A Study of Spatial Cognition, Novelty Processing and Sensorimotor Integration)
Nutrition (Nutritional Status Assessment)
Ocular Health (Prospective Observational Study of Ocular Health in ISS Crews)
Pro K (Dietary Intake Can Predict and Protect Against Changes in Bone Metabolism during Spaceflight and Recovery)
RRM-P2 (Robotic Refueling Mission Phase 2)
Radi-N2 (Radi-N2 Neutron Field Study)
Radiation Environment Monitor (Radiation Environment Monitor)
Reaction Self Test (Psychomotor Vigilance Self Test on the International Space Station)
Repository (National Aeronautics and Space Administration Biological Specimen Repository)
Resist Tubule (Mechanisms of Gravity Resistance in Plants From Signal Transformation and Transduction to Response)
Reversible Figures (Perspective Reversible Figures in Microgravity)
Robonaut (Robonaut)
SATS-Interact (Supervision of Autonomous and Teleoperated Satellites - Interact)
SCAN Testbed (Space Communications and Navigation Testbed)
SEDA-AP (Space Environment Data Acquisition Equipment - Attached Payload)
SMILES (Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder)
SNFM (Serial Network Flow Monitor)
SPHERES-VERTIGO (Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites - VERTIGO)
SPHERES-Zero-Robotics (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites-Zero-Robotics)
SSAF2013 (Space Seeds for Asian Future 2013)
STP-H3-Canary (Space Test Program - Houston 3 - Canary)
STP-H3-DISC (Space Test Program - Houston 3 - Digital Imaging Star Camera)
STP-H3-MHTEX (Space Test Program - Houston 3 - Massive Heat Transfer Experiment)
STP-H3-VADER (Space Test Program - Houston 3 - Variable emissivity radiator Aerogel insulation blanket Dual zone thermal control Experiment suite for Responsive space)
Salivary Markers (The Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Microgravity on Salivary Markers of Innate Immunity)
Sarcolab (Myotendinous and Neuromuscular Adaptation to Long-termSpaceflight)
Seedling Growth (Seedling Growth, formerly Seed Growth-2)
Solar-SOLACES (Sun Monitoring on the External Payload Facility of Columbus - SOLar Auto-Calibrating EUV/UV Spectrophotometers)
Solar-SOLSPEC (Sun Monitoring on the External Payload Facility of Columbus -Sun Monitoring on the External Payload Facility of Columbus -SOLar SPECtral Irradiance Measurements)
Space Headaches (Space Headaches)
Space Pup (Effect of space environment on mammalian reproduction)
SpaceDRUMS (Space Dynamically Responding Ultrasonic Matrix System)
Spinal Ultrasound (Sonographic Astronaut Vertebral Examination)
Stem Cells (Study on the Effect of Space Environment to Embryonic Stem Cells to Their Development)
Surface Telerobotics (Surface Telerobotics)
Tomatosphere-III (Tomatosphere-III)
TriTel (3D Silicon Detector Telescope)
UBNT (Ultrasonic Background Noise Test)
V-C REFLEX (Plastic alteration of vestibulo-cardiovascular reflex and its countermeasure)
VIABLE ISS (eValuatIon And monitoring of microBiofiLms insidE International Space Station)
Vascular (Cardiovascular Health Consequences of Long-Duration Space Flight)
Vessel ID System (Vessel ID System)
Vessel Imaging (Vascular Echography).

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Last update on April 16, 2014.