Expedition 39

Expedition 39 was the 39th expedition to the International Space Station. It marked the first time the ISS had been under command of a Japanese astronaut, space veteran Koichi Wakata. After Expedition 21 in 2009 and Expedition 35 in 2013, it was only the third time an ISS crew was led by neither a NASA nor an RSA crew member.

ISS Expedition 39
Mission typeISS Expedition
Space StationInternational Space Station
Began10 March 2014 (2014-03-10Z) UTC
Ended13 May 2014 (2014-05-14Z) UTC
Arrived aboardSoyuz TMA-11M
Soyuz TMA-12M
Departed aboardSoyuz TMA-11M
Soyuz TMA-12M
Crew size6
MembersExpedition 38/39:
Koichi Wakata
Richard A. Mastracchio
Mikhail Tyurin

Expedition 39/40:
Aleksandr Skvortsov
Oleg Artemyev
Steven R. Swanson

(l-r) Artemyev, Swanson, Skvortsov, Tyurin, Wakata and Mastracchio

During Expedition 39, Astronauts Mastracchio and Swanson installed the "Veggie" project on the International Space Station.[1]


Position First Part
(March 2014)
Second Part
(March 2014 to May 2014)
Commander Koichi Wakata, JAXA
Fourth and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Richard A. Mastracchio, NASA
Fourth and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Mikhail Tyurin, RSA
Third and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 Aleksandr Skvortsov, RSA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 Oleg Artemyev, RSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 Steven R. Swanson, NASA
Third and last spaceflight
JAXA,[2] NASA,[3] ESA[4]


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