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Expedition 45

Occurred 8 years ago

The Expedition 45 crew studied how space travel affects telomeres, or the tips of chromosomes, for insights into accelerated aging, heart disease, and cancer. The crewmates also used specialized gear to search for dark matter and measure cosmic rays, as well as study the physics of fuel burning with benefits for Earth and space industries.

Mission Type

ISS Expedition

Meet the crew

Scott Kelly, Mikhail Kornienko, Oleg Kononenko, Sergey Volkov, Kjell Lindgren, Kimiya Yui


July 22, 2015


Dec. 11, 2015

Crew Members

Scott Kelly, Commander
Mikhail Kornienko, Flight Engineer
Oleg Kononenko, Flight Engineer
Sergey Volkov, Flight Engineer
Kjell Lindgren, Flight Engineer
Kimiya Yui, Flight Engineer

Crew and Cargo Missions

12/11/15 – Expedition 44/45 Land
12/9/15 – Orbital ATK CRS-4 Capture
12/6/15 – Orbital ATK CRS-4 Launch
10/1/15 – ISS Progress 61 Docks
9/28/15 – HTV-5 Kounotori Release


Date: Nov. 6, 2015
Duration: 7 hours, 48 minutes
Spacewalkers: Scott KellyKjell Lindgren

Oct. 28, 2015
Duration: 7 hours, 16 minutes
Spacewalkers: Scott KellyKjell Lindgren