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Start of Expedition 61

Beginning Oct. 3, 2019; expected to transition to Expedition 62 on Feb. 6, 2020

First Part

Docked July 6, 2019

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

Docking Sept. 25, 2019

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

Launching: 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.

Earlier Event: October 3
Soyuz MS-12 undocking, landing
Later Event: November 1
Kounotori 8 unberthing (TBD)