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Expedition 33

Occurred 11 years ago

Human research studies during Expedition 33 investigated microgravity's affect on the spinal cord and the immune system. The crew also evaluated new exercise techniques to offset the effects of living long-term in space. New software tested alternate space-to-ground communications and an Earth observations study monitored the effects of floods, fires, and volcanos.

Mission Type

ISS Expedition

meet the crew

Sunita Williams, Yuri Malenchenko, Kevin Ford, Oleg Novitskiy, Evgeny Tarelkin, Akihiko Hoshide


July 14, 2012


Nov. 18, 2012

Crew Members

Sunita Williams, Commander
Yuri Malenchenko, Flight Engineer
Kevin Ford, Flight Engineer
Oleg Novitskiy, Flight Engineer
Evgeny Tarelkin, Flight Engineer
Akihiko Hoshide, Flight Engineer

Crew and Cargo Missions

11/18/12 – Expedition 32/33 Land
10/31/12 – ISS Progress 49 Launch/Dock
10/28/12 – SpaceX CRS-1 Release
10/25/12 – Expedition 33/34 Dock
10/23/12 – Expedition 33/34 Launch
10/10/12 – SpaceX CRS-1 Capture
10/7/12 – SpaceX CRS-1 Launch
9/28/12 – ATV-3 Undock


Date: Nov. 1, 2012
Duration: 6 hours, 38 minutes
Spacewalkers: Sunita WilliamsAki Hoshide