Expedition 44

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ISS Expedition 44
Mission typeISS Expedition
Space StationInternational Space Station
Began11 June 2015 (2015-06-11Z) UTC
Ended11 September 2015 (2015-09-12Z) UTC
Arrived aboardSoyuz TMA-16M
Soyuz TMA-17M
Departed aboardSoyuz TMA-16M
Soyuz TMA-17M
Soyuz TMA-18M
Crew size6
MembersExpedition 43/44:
Gennady I. Padalka
Mikhail Korniyenko
Scott J. Kelly

Expedition 44/45:
Oleg Kononenko
Kimiya Yui
Kjell N. Lindgren
ISS Expedition 44 Patch.svg Expedition 44 crew portrait.jpg
(l-r) Kjell Lindgren, Oleg Kononenko, Kimiya Yui, Scott Kelly, Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko 

Expedition 44 was the 44th expedition to the International Space Station. It commenced with the departure of Soyuz TMA-15M from the ISS with the Expedition 42/43 crew on 11 June 2015, and ended with the departure of Soyuz TMA-16M on 11 September 2015.

Yury Lonchakov was originally supposed to be the commander of Expedition 44 following being Flight Engineer 3 on Expedition 43. However, he resigned from the Russian Federal Space Agency on September 6, 2013.[1]


Position First Part
(June to July 2015)
Second Part
(July 2015 to September 2015)
Commander Gennady Padalka, RSA
Fifth and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Mikhail Korniyenko, RSA
Second and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Scott Kelly, NASA
Fourth and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 Oleg Kononenko, RSA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 Kimiya Yui, JAXA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 Kjell N. Lindgren, NASA
First spaceflight


In July 2015, Kelly and Lindgren became the first Americans ever to eat food grown entirely in space[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Russian cosmonaut set for space station mission resigns". UPI. Space Daily. 5 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Upcoming ISS expeditions". Spacefacts. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  3. ^ "Astronauts Snack on Space-Grown Lettuce for First Time". Space.com. Retrieved 2015-08-11.

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