Crew


PadalkaGennady Padalka

This is the fourth mission for Gennady Padalka, 54, whose first mission was as commander aboard the Mir space station in 1998. He returned to space in 2002 as commander of Expedition 9, and returned to the complex in 2009 to command Expedition 19. Padalka and his crewmates launched to the space station May 15, 2012. Padalka served as a flight engineer on Expedition 31. He will serve as commander for Expedition 32, becoming the first three-time commander in station history.

Joe AcabaJoseph Acaba

Former educator Joe Acaba, 45, will be returning to space for a second time. His first mission was in 2009 as a mission specialist on the STS-119 mission. Acaba accumulated nearly 13 hours of spacewalk experience during the mission. He served as a flight engineer on Expedition 31. He will serve as a flight engineer during Expedition 32.

Sergei RevinSergei Revin

This will be the first spaceflight mission for cosmonaut Sergei Revin, 46. He was selected to train as a cosmonaut in 1996, and completed spaceflight training in 1998. He served as a flight engineer on Expedition 31. He will serve as a flight engineer for the Expedition 32 crew.

Sunita WilliamsSunita Williams

This will be the second mission for Sunita Williams, 46, a captain in the U.S. Navy. Her first mission was as a flight engineer during Expedition 14 which docked to the space station in December 2006. She was a member of the Expedition 14 and 15 crews. During her stay aboard the station, she performed four spacewalks. Williams will serve as a flight engineer for Expedition 32 and commander for Expedition 33.

Aki HoshideAkihiko Hoshide

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, 43, will be performing his second spaceflight mission. His first mission was aboard STS-124 in 2008 which delivered the Japanese Experiment Module and the Japanese Remote Manipulator System. He will serve as a flight engineer for Expeditions 32 and 33.

Yuri MalenchenkoYuri Malenchenko

This will be the fifth space mission for Yuri Malenchenko, 50. He is a colonel in the Russian Air Force. His first mission was to the Mir space station in 1994. Malenchenko was also a member of the STS-106 crew in 2000, Expedition 7 in 2003 and Expedition 16 in 2007. He will serve as the Soyuz commander and as a flight engineer for Expeditions 32 and 33.

Kevin FordKevin Ford

This will be the second space mission for Kevin Ford, 51, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force. His first mission was as the pilot for STS-128 in 2009 which delivered logistics and science payloads to the space station. Ford will serve as a flight engineer for Expedition 33 and commander for Expedition 34.

Oleg NovitskiyOleg Novitskiy

A colonel in the Russian Air Force, Oleg Novitskiy, 40, will be making his first space mission. He was selected to train as a cosmonaut in 2006. Novitskiy will serve as Soyuz commander and as a flight engineer for Expeditions 33 and 34.

Evgeni TarelkinEvgeni Tarelkin

For Evgeni Tarelkin, 37, a captain in the Russian Air Force, this will also be his first space mission. He was selected to train as a cosmonaut in 2003. Tarelkin will serve as a flight engineer for Expeditions 33 and 34.

Chris Hadfield

This will be the third space mission for Chris Hadfield, 52, a retired colonel in the Canadian Air Force. His first mission was on STS-74 to the Mir station in 1995. His second mission was to the International Space Station on STS-100 in 2001 where he performed two spacewalks. Hadfield will serve as a flight engineer on Expedition 34 and commander on Expedition 35.

Thomas Marshburn

For former NASA flight surgeon Dr. Thomas Marshburn, 51, this will be his second space mission. His first mission was on STS-127 in 2009 which delivered the Japanese-built Exposed Facility and the Experiment Logistics Module Exposed Section to the International Space Station. On that mission Marshburn performed three spacewalks. Marshburn will serve as a flight engineer for Expeditions 34 and 35.

Roman Romanenko

A major in the Russian Air Force, Roman Romanenko, 40, will be making his first space mission. He was selected as a cosmonaut candidate in 1997 and qualified as a test-cosmonaut in 1999. Romanenko will serve as the Soyuz commander and as a flight engineer for Expeditions 34 and 35.

Suni, Yuri and Aki

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