Expedition 18

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October 25, 2021

Expedition 18 was the eighteenth crew of a long-lived International Space Station (ISS). The first two crew members, Michael Fincke and Yuri Lonchakov, launched on October 12, 2008 aboard the Soyuz TMA-13 ​​spacecraft. They were joined on the ISS by astronaut Gregory Chamitoff, who already worked at the station as a member of Expedition 17. In November, Chamitoff was replaced by Sandra Magnus and in March 2009 by Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata.

Crew

First part (October 2008 to November 2008)

Michael Fincke (2), Commander, NASA Yuri Lonchakov (3), flight engineer, Roskosmos (CPK) Gregory Chamitoff (1), flight engineer, NASA

Second part (November 2008 to February 2009)

Michael Fincke (2), Commander, NASA Yuri Lonchakov (3), flight engineer, Roskosmos (CPK) Sandra Magnus (2), flight engineer, NASA

Third part (February 2009 to April 2009)

Michael Fincke (2), Commander, NASA Yuri Lonchakov (3), flight engineer, Roskosmos (CPK) Koichi Wakata (3), flight engineer, JAXAV brackets shows the current number of space flights, including this mission.

Backup crew

Gennady Padalka, Commander, Roscosmos (CPK) (for Lonchakov) Michael Barratt, Flight Engineer, NASA (for Fincke) Timothy Kopra, Flight Engineer, NASA (for Chamitoff) Nicole Stott, Flight Engineer, NASA (behind Magnus) Soichi Noguchi, flight engineer, JAXA (for Wakatu)

Ascents into space

Reference

External links

Pictures, sounds or videos about Expedition 18 on Wikimedia Commons NASA - International Space Station website

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