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Expedition 31

Occurred 11 years ago

The Expedition 30 and 31 crews explored the space-caused changes of blood vessels and bone structure to sustain astronaut health during long-duration space missions. A space investigation wrapped up that monitored over 1,000 X-ray sources in outer space. A fire investigation observed how fuels burn and extinguish in microgravity advancing fire detection and suppression techniques.

Mission Type

ISS Expedition

meet the crew

Oleg Kononenko, Sergey Revin, Gennady Padalka, Joe Acaba, André Kuipers, Don Pettit


Dec. 21, 2011


July 1, 2012

Crew Members

Oleg Kononenko, Commander
Sergei Revin, Flight Engineer
Gennady Padalka, Flight Engineer
Joe Acaba, Flight Engineer
André Kuipers, Flight Engineer
Don Pettit, Flight Engineer

Crew and Cargo Missions

7/1/12 – Expedition 30/31 Land
5/31/12 – SpaceX Demo Flight Splashdown
5/25/12 – SpaceX Demo Flight Capture
5/22/12 – SpaceX Demo Flight Launch
5/17/12 – Expedition 31/32 Dock
5/14/12 – Expedition 31/32 Launch