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— ISS time in orbit —

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

since Nov. 2, 2000
— Expedition 60 duration —

since 23:25 UTC June 24, 2019

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Crew: Expedition 60

Began June 24, 2019; will transition to Expedition 61 on Oct. 3, 2019

First Part

Transferred from Expedition 59

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

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

Second Part

Docked July 20, 2019

Aleksandr Skvortsov, Roscosmos
     | Flight Engineer
Drew Morgan**, NASA
     Flight Engineer
Luca Parmitano, ESA
     Flight Engineer

Launched: July 20, 2019, aboard Soyuz MS-13
Expected landing: Feb. 6, 2020

* Koch flew into space March 14, 2019, aboard Soyuz MS-12 and should land with the Soyuz MS-13 crew in February 2020.

** Morgan flew into space July 20, 2019, aboard Soyuz MS-13 and should land with the Soyuz MS-15 crew in April 2020.

The Expedition 60 crew. Clockwise, starting from the far left: NASA astronaut Christina Koch, Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin, NASA astronaut Nick Hague, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan. Credit: NASA

The Expedition 60 crew. Clockwise, starting from the far left: NASA astronaut Christina Koch, Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin, NASA astronaut Nick Hague, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan. Credit: NASA


Currently docked and berthed spacecraft

Russian orbital segment

Zvezda aft

Spacecraft: Soyuz MS-13
Arrival: July 20, 2019
Planned departure: Feb. 6, 2020

 

Poisk zenith

Unoccupied

 

Pirs nadir

Spacecraft: Progress MS-12
Arrival: July 31, 2019
Planned departure: December 2019

 

Rassvet nadir

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

 

US orbital segment

Unity nadir

Unoccupied

 

Harmony zenith

Unoccupied

 

Harmony nadir

Spacecraft: CRS-18 Dragon
Arrival: July 27, 2019
Planned departure: Aug. 27, 2019

 

Harmony forward

Unoccupied

 

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