Mission or Study ID: Expedition 28
International Space Station (ISS)
International Space Station
Expedition 28 was the 28th long-duration expedition to the International Space Station, starting on May 23, 2011, when the crewmembers of Expedition 27 undocked and returned to Earth. The first three members of the expedition arrived during Expedition 27 onboard the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft on April 4, 2011, and were joined on June 9, 2011, by the three other crewmembers, aboard Soyuz TMA-02M.
The Expedition 28 crewmembers were Commander Andrey Borisenko, a Russian cosmonaut; and NASA Flight Engineers Ron Garan and Mike Fossum, Russian Space Agency Flight Engineers Aleksandr Samokutyaev and Sergey Volkov, and Flight Engineer Satoshi Furukawa from JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency).
Andrey Borisenko, Alexander Samokutyaev and Ron Garan undocked in their Soyuz TMA-21 and returned to Earth on September 16, 2011. The other three crewmembers remained on ISS, after transitioning to the Expedition 29 crew.