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— ISS time in orbit —

since 06:20 UTC Nov. 20, 1998
— Continuously crewed —

since Nov. 2, 2000
— Expedition 59 duration —

since 01:01 UTC March 15, 2019

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Crew: Expedition 59

Began March 15, 2019; will transition to Expedition 60 in June 2019

First Part

Transferred from Expedition 58

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

Launched: Dec. 3, 2018, aboard Soyuz MS-11
Expected landing: June 25, 2019

Second Part

Docked March 15, 2019

Aleksey Ovchinin, Roscosmos
     | Flight Engineer
Nick Hague, NASA
     | Flight Engineer
Christina Koch*, NASA
     Flight Engineer

Launched: March 14, 2019, aboard Soyuz MS-12
Expected landing: Oct. 3, 2019

* Koch is expected to stay aboard the ISS for an additional five-months. She flew into space March 14, 2019, aboard Soyuz MS-12 and should land with the Soyuz MS-13 crew in February 2020.

The Expedition 59 crew. From left to right: Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Aleksey Ovchinin, and NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch. Credit: NASA

The Expedition 59 crew. From left to right: Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Aleksey Ovchinin, and NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch. Credit: NASA


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

Spacecraft: Soyuz MS-11
Arrival: Dec. 3, 2018
Planned departure: June 25, 2019

 

Pirs nadir

Spacecraft: Progress MS-11
Arrival: April 4, 2019
Planned departure: July 2019

 

Rassvet nadir

Spacecraft: Soyuz MS-12
Arrival: March 15, 2019
Planned departure: Oct. 3, 2019

 

US orbital segment

Unity nadir

Spacecraft: NG-11 Cygnus
Arrival: April 19, 2019
Planned departure: July 23, 2019

 

Harmony zenith

Unoccupied

 

Harmony nadir

Unoccupied

 

Harmony forward

Unoccupied

 

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