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since 06:20 UTC Nov. 20, 1998
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since Nov. 2, 2000
— Expedition 57 duration —

since 07:57 UTC Oct. 4, 2018

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Crew: Expedition 57

Began Oct. 4, 2018; will transition to Expedition 58 on Dec. 20, 2018

First Part

Transferred from Expedition 56

Alexander Gerst, ESA
     | Commander
Sergey Prokopyev, Roscosmos
     Flight Engineer
Serena Aunon-Chancellor, NASA
     Flight Engineer

Launched: June 6, 2018, aboard Soyuz MS-09
Expected landing: Dec. 20, 2018

Second Part

Docking Dec. 3, 2018

Oleg Kononenko, Roscosmos
     | Flight Engineer
Anne McClain, NASA
     Flight Engineer
David Saint-Jacques, CSA
     Flight Engineer

Launching: Dec. 3, 2018, aboard Soyuz MS-11
Expected landing: June 21, 2019

Expedition 57 was originally to include Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague. However, during their ascent into orbit Oct. 11, 2018, in their Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft, their carrier rocket experienced a failure. Failing to reach orbit, they landed safely and did not join with Expedition 57.

 The Expedition 57 crew. From left to right: Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Sergey Prokopyev and Alexander Gerst. Nick Hague and Aleksey Ovchinin, not pictured, were supposed to join the crew in October 2018, but an in-flight abort in their Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft prevented them from achieving orbit. They are safe on Earth.

The Expedition 57 crew. From left to right: Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Sergey Prokopyev and Alexander Gerst. Nick Hague and Aleksey Ovchinin, not pictured, were supposed to join the crew in October 2018, but an in-flight abort in their Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft prevented them from achieving orbit. They are safe on Earth.


Currently docked and berthed spacecraft

Russian orbital segment

Zvezda aft

Spacecraft: Progress MS-10
Arrival: Nov. 18, 2018
Planned departure: June 3, 2019

 

Poisk zenith

Unoccupied

 

Pirs nadir

Spacecraft: Progress MS-09
Arrival: July 10, 2018
Planned departure: Dec. 23, 2018

 

Rassvet nadir

Spacecraft: Soyuz MS-09
Arrival: June 8, 2018
Planned departure: Dec. 20, 2018

 

US orbital segment

Unity nadir

Spacecraft: NG-10 Cygnus
Arrival: Nov. 19, 2018
Planned departure: Feb. 12, 2019

 

Harmony zenith

Unoccupied

 

Harmony nadir

Unoccupied

 

Harmony forward

Unoccupied

 

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