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Mission or Study ID:   Expedition 36
Program:
International Space Station (ISS)
Spacecraft/Location:
International Space Station
Launch/Start Date:
05/13/2013
Landing/End Date:
09/10/2013
Duration:
166 days
ISS Expedition 36 Crew Patch

Description
Expedition 36 started on May 13, 2013, and ended on September 10, 2013. The Expedition 36 was composed of six crewmembers:

Commander: Pavel Vinogradov, RSA
Flight Engineer 1: Aleksandr Misurkin, RSA
Flight Engineer 2: Chris Cassidy, NASA
Flight Engineer 3: Karen L. Nyberg, NASA
Flight Engineer 4: Fyodor Yurchikhin, RSA
Flight Engineer 5: Luca Parmitano, ESA

Vinogradov, Misurkin and Cassidy arrived on March 13, 2013, to the International Space Station as Flight Engineers during the previous expedition, Expedition 35. They joined the three already onboard Expedition 35 crewmembers (Commander Chris Hadfield from the Canadian Space Agency, and Flight Engineers Thomas Marshburn, NASA and Roman Romanenko, RSA). In mid-May, Expedition 35 ended when Hadfield, Marshburn and Romanenko returned to Earth and turned the ISS over to the command of Vidogradov for Expedition 36. Later, on May 28, 2013, the Soyuz TMA-09M brought three additional Flight Engineers to ISS, bringing the complement for Expedition 36 to six. The Flight Engineers were NASA astronaut Karen L. Nyberg, RSA cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano.

On September 10, 2013, Vinogradov turned the command of ISS over to Yurchikhin for the next increment, Expedition 37. After 166 days in space Vinogradov, Misrukin and Cassidy returned to Earth in a Russian spacecraft, the Soyuz TMA-08M, landing in Kazakhstan in good health. Yurchikhin and his crewmates will have the lab complex to themselves until September 26 when the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft arrives, bringing veteran Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazanskiy and Michael Hopkins to the station, boosting the crew back to six.

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