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Expedition 51

Occurred 7 years ago

The Expedition 51 crew studied the types of microbes that can survive in extreme environments, such as outer space, and investigated ways to preserve food and drugs to support long-term space missions. An external experiment was installed on the station to observe cosmic rays and answer fundamental questions about the Universe.

Mission Type

ISS Expedition

meet the crew

Jack Fischer, Fyodor Yurchikhin, Thomas Pesquet, Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy


Nov. 17, 2016


June 2, 2017

Crew Members

Jack Fischer, Commander
Fyodor Yurchikhin, Flight Engineer
Thomas Pesquet, Flight Engineer
Peggy Whitson, Flight Engineer
Oleg Novitskiy, Flight Engineer

Crew and Cargo Missions

6/2/17 – Exp 50/51 Land
4/22/17 – Orbital ATK CRS-7 Capture
4/20/17 – Exp 51/52 Launch/Dock
4/18/17 – Orbital ATK CRS-7 Launch


Date: May 23, 2017
Duration: 2 hours, 46 minutes
Spacewalkers: Peggy WhitsonJack Fischer

 May 12, 2017
Duration: 4 hours, 13 minutes
Spacewalkers: Peggy WhitsonJack Fischer