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Expedition 42 Official Crew Insignia

Expedition 42

Occurred 9 years ago

The Expedition 42 crew studied the affects of microgravity on genetic transmission and radiation on immune cells. New research hardware observed haze, dust, smoke, and pollution in Earth's atmosphere and investigated super-heated materials that may advance the development of lighter, higher-performing alloys for Earth and space industries.

Mission Type

ISS Expedition

meet the crew

Barry Wilmore, Alexander Samoukutyeav, Elena Serova, Anton Shkaplerov, Samantha Cristoforetti


Sept. 25, 2014


March 11, 2015

Crew Members

Barry Wilmore, Commander
Alexander Samoukutyaev, Flight Engineer
Elena Serova, Flight Engineer
Terry Virts, Flight Engineer
Anton Shkaplerov, Flight Engineer
Samantha Cristoforetti, Flight Engineer

Crew and Cargo Missions

3/11/15 – Expedition 41/42 Land
2/17/15 – ISS Progress 58 Launch/Dock
2/14/2015 – ATV-5 Undock
2/10/15 – SpaceX CRS-5 Release
1/12/15 – SpaceX CRS-5 Capture
1/10/15 – SpaceX CRS-5 Launch
11/23/14 – Expedition 42/43 Launch


Date: March 1, 2015
Duration: 5 hours, 38 minutes
Spacewalkers: Barry WilmoreTerry Virts

Feb. 25, 2015
Duration: 6 hours, 43 minutes
Spacewalkers: Barry WilmoreTerry Virts

Feb. 21, 2015
Duration: 6 hours, 41 minutes
Spacewalkers: Barry WilmoreTerry Virts