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— ISS time in orbit —

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

since Nov. 2, 2000
— Expedition 61 duration —

since 07:37 UTC Oct. 3, 2019

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Crew: Expedition 61

Began Oct. 3, 2019; will transition to Expedition 62 on Feb. 6, 2020

First Part

Transferred from Expedition 60

Luca Parmitano, ESA
     | Commander
Aleksandr Skvortsov, Roscosmos
     | Flight Engineer
Christina Koch*, NASA
     Flight Engineer

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

Second Part

Docked Sept. 25, 2019

Oleg Skripochka, Roscosmos
     | Flight Engineer
Jessica Meir, NASA
     Flight Engineer
Drew Morgan**, NASA
     Flight Engineer

Launched: Sept. 25, 2019, aboard Soyuz MS-15
Expected landing: April 1, 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 61 crew. From left to right: NASA astronaut Drew Morgan, Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch. Credit: NASA

The Expedition 61 crew. From left to right: NASA astronaut Drew Morgan, Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch. Credit: NASA


Currently docked and berthed spacecraft

Russian orbital segment

Zvezda aft

Spacecraft: Soyuz MS-15
Arrival: Sept. 25, 2019
Planned departure: April 17, 2020

 

Poisk zenith

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

 

Pirs nadir

Spacecraft: Progress MS-12
Arrival: July 31, 2019
Planned departure: Nov. 29, 2019

 

Rassvet nadir

Unoccupied

 

US orbital segment

Unity nadir

Spacecraft: NG-12 Cygnus
Arrival: Nov. 4, 2019
Planned departure: Jan. 13, 2020

 

Harmony zenith

Unoccupied

 

Harmony nadir

Unoccupied

 

Harmony forward

Unoccupied

 

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