Image above: Expedition 38 crew members take a break from training at NASA's Johnson Space Center to pose for a crew portrait. Pictured on the front row are Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata (left), flight engineer; and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, commander. Pictured from the left (back row) are Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy and NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, all flight engineers. Photo credit: NASA
Meet the three Expedition 38 crew members who will launch to the International Space Station in November. NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin and JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata are set to launch Nov. 6 (Nov. 7, Kazakh time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in their Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft for a five and a half month mission on the International Space Station.
Expedition 38 began with the undocking of Soyuz TMA-09M in Nov. 2013. Three new crew members arrived aboard Soyuz TMA-11M in Nov. 2013.
Crew: Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazanskiy, Michael Hopkins
Launch: Sept. 25, 2013, 4:58 p.m. EDT
Docking: Sept. 25, 2013, 10:45 p.m. EDT
Landing: March 2014
Crew: Richard Mastracchio, Koichi Wakata, Mikhail Tyurin
Launch: Nov. 6, 2013, 11:14 p.m. EST
Docking: Nov. 7, 2013, 5:27 a.m. EST
Landing: May 2014