The six-member Expedition 36 crew. Image Credit: NASA
Expedition 36 is under way as Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy and Alexander Misurkin continue their stay aboard the International Space Station. The trio is scheduled to remain aboard until September 2013. They began their stay when they docked their Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft to the station on March 28, 2013.
Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg, Fyodor Yurchikhin, Luca Parmitano are set to launch to the station on May 28 aboard the Soyuz TMA-09M to round out the six-person Expedition 36 crew. Yurchikhin will become the commander of Expedition 37 once Vinogradov, Cassidy and Misurkin undock in Nov.