Expedition 19

Expedition 19 was the 19th long-duration flight to the International Space Station. This expedition launched on 26 March 2009, at 11:49 UTC aboard the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft.[1] Expedition 19 was the final three crew member expedition, before the crew size increased to six crew members with Expedition 20.

ISS Expedition 19
Mission typeISS Expedition
Mission duration61 days, 23 hours, 29 minutes
Space StationInternational Space Station
Began28 March 2009, 13:05 (2009-03-28UTC13:05Z) UTC
Ended29 May 2009, 12:34 (2009-05-29UTC12:35Z) UTC
Arrived aboardSoyuz TMA-14
Wakata: STS-119
Space Shuttle Discovery
Departed aboardSoyuz TMA-14
Wakata: STS-127
Space Shuttle Endeavour
Crew size3
MembersGennady Padalka
Michael Barratt
Koichi Wakata*
* - transferred from Expedition 18
All members transferred to Expedition 20

(Left to right) Michael Barratt, Gennady Padalka, Koichi Wakata

The expedition was commanded by Russian Air Force Colonel Gennady Padalka. On 31 March 2009, Padalka raised an issue concerning shared use of facilities such as exercise equipment and toilet facilities. Padalka claims that initial approval to use exercise equipment owned by the U.S. government was subsequently turned down. Russian and American members of the crew have now been informed to use only their own toilets and not to share rations. The result was a general lowering of morale on the station.[2]


Position[3] Crew Member
Commander Gennady Padalka, RSA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Michael Barratt, NASA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Koichi Wakata, JAXA
Third Spaceflight

Backup crew


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  1. NASA (2009) NASA-Expedition 19 NASA. Retrieved on 26 March 2009
  2. 'Toilet row' lowers space morale. BBC News. 31 March 2009
  3. NASA (2008). "NASA Assigns Crews for STS-127 and Expedition 19 Missions". NASA. Retrieved 11 February 2008.

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