Mission or Study ID: Expedition 35
International Space Station (ISS)
International Space Station
Expedition 35 was the planned 35th long-duration mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The expedition started in March 2013, when the Expedition 34 crew departed from the ISS. This marked the first time a Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield was in command of the station. Expedition 35 was also the second time an ISS crew was led by neither a NASA astronaut, nor a Roscosmos cosmonaut. On Expedition 21 in 2009, ESA astronaut Frank de Winne was the commander.
The crewmembers of Expedition 35 were Chris Hadfield; NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy; and Russian cosmonauts Roman Romanenko, Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin.
Three of the crewmembers (Hadfield, Marshburn and Romanenko) on the ISS are scheduled to end their journey on May13, 2013. Romanenko was the commander of the returning vehicle, Soyuz TMA 07M. The Soyuz landed in Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. Prior to departure the reins of station command were turned over to Expedition 36 Commnader Pavel Vinogradov.