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Mission or Study ID:   Expedition 49
International Space Station (ISS)
International Space Station
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54 days
ISS Expedition 49 Crew Patch


The 48/49 crewmembers launched on July 6, 2016, and docked on July 9, 2016. They are scheduled to return in October 2016, on Soyuz S MS-01. The crewmembers are: 

  • Commander Anatoli Ivanishin, RSA
  • Flight Engineer 1 Kathleen Rubins, NASA
  • Flight Engineer 2 Takuya Onishi, JAXA

The 49/50 crewmembers will launch on September 23, 2016. The crewmembers are:

  • Flight Engineer 3 Robert S. Kimbrough, NASA
  • Flight Engineer 4 Andrei Borisenko, RSA
  • Flight Engineer 5 Sergey Ryzhikov, RSA

The official start of Expedition 49 began when the 47/48 crew returned to Earth on September 7, 2016, and handed the command of the International Space Station (ISS) over to Commander Anatoli Ivansishin. The expedition  concluded in October when the Expedition 48/49 crew return to Earth. 

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