Expedition 32 was the 32nd long-duration expedition to the International Space Station (ISS). It began on 1 July 2012 with the departure from the ISS of the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft, which returned the Expedition 31 crew to Earth, and concluded on 16 September 2012 with the departure of Soyuz TMA-04M. The Soyuz craft returned to Earth on 17 September 2012 at 6:53am Moscow Standard Time when touchdown was officially recorded by the Russian Federal Space Agency.
|Mission type||ISS Expedition|
|Space Station||International Space Station|
|Began||1 July 2012, 04:48 UTC|
|Ended||16 September 2012, 23:09 UTC|
|Arrived aboard||Soyuz TMA-04M|
|Departed aboard||Soyuz TMA-04M|
Joseph M. Acaba
(l-r) Hoshide, Malenchenko, Williams, Acaba, Padalka and Revin
(July 2012 to September 2012)
|Commander||Gennady Padalka, RSA|
|Flight Engineer 1||Joseph M. Acaba, NASA|
|Flight Engineer 2||Sergei Revin, RSA|
|Flight Engineer 3||Sunita Williams, NASA|
|Flight Engineer 4||Yuri Malenchenko, RSA|
|Flight Engineer 5||Akihiko Hoshide, JAXA|
- Harding, Pete (1 July 2012). "Soyuz TMA-03M undocks from ISS and returns to Earth". NASASpaceFlight (not associated with NASA). Retrieved 3 July 2012.
- "Soyuz TMA-04M Spacecraft Undocks from Space Station". RIA Novosti. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
- NASA HQ (2010). "NASA And Partners Assign Crews For Upcoming Space Station Missions". NASA. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
- Astronaut Bio: Sunita Williams
- Selection of Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide as a Member of the ISS Expedition Crew
- "Expedition 32 crew page". NASA. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
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