Mission or Study ID: Expedition 44
Expedition 44 was the 44th expedition on the International Space Station. The expedition commenced with the departure of Soyuz TMA-15M with the Expedition 42/43 crew on June 11, 2015. Roscosmos' Gennady Padalka was the commander of Flight Engineers Scott Kelly of NASA and Mikhail Korniyenko of Roscosmos. Kelly and Kornienko are on the first joint U.S.-Russian one-year mission, an important stepping stone on NASA's journey to Mars. NASA's Kjell Lindgren, Roscosmos' Oleg Kononenko and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Kimiya Yui are scheduled to launch from Kazakhstan in late June. Increment 44 ended September 11, 2015. The Increment 45 crewmembers are Command Scott Kelly, and Flight Engineers Mikhail Korniyenko, Oleg Kononenko, Kimiya Yui, Kjell Nindgren and Sergey Volkov.