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Expedition 43

Expedition 43 Crew
Image above: Expedition 43 crew members take a break from training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to pose for a crew portrait. Pictured from the right are NASA astronaut Terry Virts, commander; along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, all flight engineers. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Stafford

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Expedition 43 will begin in March 2015 with the departure of Soyuz 40. Three additional crew members will launch later in March.

Soyuz 41
Crew: Terry Virts, Samantha Cristoforetti, Anton Shkaplerov

Launch: Nov. 23, 2014, 4:01 p.m. EST
Docking: Nov. 23, 2014, 9:49 p.m. EST
Landing: May 14, 2015

Soyuz 42
Crew: Scott Kelly, Mikhail Kornienko, Gennady Padalka

Launch: March 27, 2015. 3:42 p.m. EDT
Landing: Sept. 11, 2015*

*Kelly and Kornienko will remain onboard until March 2016

Mission Summary (234 Kb PDF)

The One-Year Crew

* As the One-Year crew, Kelly and Kornienko will launch aboard Soyuz 42 in March 2015 and return to Earth on Soyuz 44 in March 2016.

› Read more about One-Year crew

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Page Last Updated: March 27th, 2015
Page Editor: Mark Garcia