Start of Expedition 60
Jun
24
12:01 AM00:01

Start of Expedition 60

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

First Part

Transferring 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

Docking July 6, 2019

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

Launching: July 6, 2019, aboard Soyuz MS-13
Expected landing: Dec. 18, 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.

** Morgan is also expected to stay aboard the ISS for an additional three-months. He is slated to fly to the outpost on July 6, 2019, aboard Soyuz MS-13 and should land with the Soyuz MS-15 crew in March 2020.


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Crew Dragon Demo-2 launch, docking (TBD)
Jul
25
to Jul 26

Crew Dragon Demo-2 launch, docking (TBD)

SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2 is expected to be the second flight test of the company’s first human-rated spacecraft. Unlike Demo-1 in March 2019, Demo-2 will have two astronauts aboard: NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. This flight’s launch date is dependent on a number of factors ranging from the outcome and results of the Demo-1 mission, an in-flight abort test and other items needed before the vehicle is dubbed ready for humans.

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NG-11 Cygnus launch
Apr
17
8:45 PM20:45

NG-11 Cygnus launch

Northrop Grumman is expect to fly its first International Space Station resupply mission of 2019 in the spring with the launch of the NG-11 Cygnus spacecraft. It will lift off atop an Antares 230 rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia, and is expected to rendezvous and berth with the outpost several days later.

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US EVA-54
Apr
8
12:05 PM12:05

US EVA-54

Expedition 59 Flight Engineers Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques of NASA and the Canadian Space Agency, respectively, are venturing outside the International Space Station to perform maintenance on the outpost in a 6.5-hour spacewalk.

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Start of Expedition 59
Mar
15
1:08 AM01:08

Start of Expedition 59

Beginning March 2019; will transition to Expedition 60 on June 25, 2019

First Part

Transferring 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

Docking March 15, 2019

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

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


Editor’s note: This event has passed. More details about Expedition 59 can be found by clicking the link below.

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Soyuz MS-12 launch, docking
Mar
14
to Mar 15

Soyuz MS-12 launch, docking

Soyuz MS-12 launched three people to the International Space Station: Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin as well as NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch. They linked up with the outpost’s Rassvet module and joined already-aboard Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain as part of Expedition 59.

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CRS-16 unberthing, splashdown
Jan
13
to Jan 14

CRS-16 unberthing, splashdown

After spending about a month attached to the International Space Station, SpaceX's CRS-16 Dragon spacecraft will be loaded with equipment to return to Earth before being unberthed. It is then expected to drift away from the outpost over the next several hours before performing a deorbit burn and re-entering the atmosphere to splash down the Pacific Ocean for recovery.

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Start of Expedition 58
Dec
20
1:41 AM01:41

Start of Expedition 58

Beginning Dec. 20, 2018; will transition to Expedition 59 in March 2019

Transferring from Expedition 57

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

Expedition 58 was originally going 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. They failed to reach orbit and did not join with Expedition 57 and thus Expedition 58.


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Russian EVA-45a
Dec
11
4:03 PM16:03

Russian EVA-45a

Roscosmos is planning a spacewalk, dubbed Russian EVA-45a, in part to investigate the recent microcrack discovered on the orbital module of Soyuz MS-09. During the outing, two cosmonauts are expected to egress from the Pirs module and make their way to the Soyuz to peel back the thermal covering around the hole, which was sealed in late August by the crew of Expedition 56.

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CRS-16 Dragon launch
Dec
5
6:16 PM18:16

CRS-16 Dragon launch

SpaceX is set to launch its CRS-16 Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station. Liftoff will be atop a Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. After a two-day rendezvous profile, the vehicle is expected to bring several thousand kilograms of supplies and experiments to the outpost.

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Progress MS-10 docking
Nov
18
7:29 PM19:29

Progress MS-10 docking

Two days after launch, Progress MS-10 is expected rendezvous and dock with the aft port of the International Space Station’s Zvezda module.

Docking is currently expected to take place at 19:29 UTC Nov. 18. It is expected to carry with it some 2,500 kilograms of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 57 crew.

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NG-10 Cygnus launch
Nov
17
9:01 AM09:01

NG-10 Cygnus launch

Northrup Grumman plans to send the NG-10 Cygnus resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station in November 2018. It is expected to launch atop an Antares 230 rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia, and carry some 3,500 kilograms of crew supplies, experiments and hardware. Once in orbit, the freighter is expected to take several days to arrive at the ISS.

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Soyuz MS-10 launch, docking
Oct
11
8:40 AM08:40

Soyuz MS-10 launch, docking

Soyuz MS-10 is scheduled to launch two members of the Expedition 57 crew to the International Space Station: Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague. Liftoff at Baikonur Cosmodrome is expected at about 8:40 UTC Oct 11, 2018, with a docking to the Poisk module some four orbits later at 14:44 UTC.

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Start of Expedition 57
Oct
4
7:58 AM07:58

Start of Expedition 57

Beginning Oct. 4, 2018; will transition to Expedition 58 on Dec. 13, 2018

First Part

Transferring 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. 13, 2018

Second Part

Docking Oct. 11, 2018

Aleksey Ovchinin, Roscosmos
     | Flight Engineer
Nick Hague, NASA
     Flight Engineer

Launching: Oct. 11, 2018, aboard Soyuz MS-10
Expected landing: April 16, 2019


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Kounotori 7 berthing
Sep
27
11:54 AM11:54

Kounotori 7 berthing

Following a successful launch, the Japanese-built Kounotori 7 spacecraft is expected to take several days to rendezvous with the International Space Station. The autonomous spacecraft is manifested with 6,200 kilograms of cargo, including lithium-ion batteries that will be used to replace some of the outpost's existing nickel-hydrogen batteries.

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LIVE: Kounotori 7 launch
Sep
22
5:52 PM17:52

LIVE: Kounotori 7 launch

The Japanese-built Kounotori 7 spacecraft is expected to send about 6,200 kilograms of science experiments, crew supplies and equipment to the International Space Station. The vehicle will also bring six large lithium-ion batteries to continue the replacement of the outpost's existing nickel-hydrogen batteries on the station's 110-meter-long truss.

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