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Expedition 44 Official Crew Insignia

Expedition 44

Occurred 8 years ago

During Expedition 44, the Twins study kicked off with doctors comparing the physical changes between station crew member Scott Kelly and his Earth-bound twin brother Mark Kelly. The crew also explored growing edible salad crops, monitored the types of microbes living on the orbital outpost, and observed liquid crystals to advance electronics for Earth and space applications.

Mission Type

ISS Expedition

meet the crew

Gennady Padalka, Mikhail Kornienko, Scott Kelly, Oleg Kononenko, Kjell Lindgren, Kimiya Yui


March 27, 2015


Sept. 11, 2015

Crew Members

Gennady Padalka, Commander
Mikhail Kornienko, Flight Engineer
Scott Kelly, Flight Engineer
Oleg Kononenko, Flight Engineer
Kjell Lindgren, Flight Engineer
Kimiya Yui, Flight Engineer

Crew and Cargo Missions

9/11/15 – Soyuz Taxi Flight Land
9/4/15 – Soyuz Taxi Flight Dock
9/1/15 – Soyuz Taxi Flight Launch
8/28/15 – Soyuz Relocation
8/24/15 – HTV-5 Kounotori Capture
8/19/15 – HTV-5 Kounotori Launch
8/14/15 – ISS Progress 58 Undock
7/22/15 – Expedition 44/45 Launch
7/5/15 – ISS Progress 60 Dock
7/3/15 – ISS Progress 60 Launch
6/28/15 – SpaceX CRS-7 Loss


Date: Aug. 10, 2015
Duration: 5 hours, 31 minutes
Spacewalkers: Gennady PadalkaMikhail Kornienko