Expedition 44 was the 44th expedition to the International Space Station. It commenced with the departure of Soyuz TMA-15M from the ISS with the Expedition 42/43 crew on 11 June 2015, and ended with the departure of Soyuz TMA-16M on 11 September 2015.
|Mission type||ISS Expedition|
|Space Station||International Space Station|
|Began||11 June 2015 UTC|
|Ended||11 September 2015 UTC|
|Arrived aboard||Soyuz TMA-16M|
|Departed aboard||Soyuz TMA-16M|
Gennady I. Padalka
Scott J. Kelly
Kjell N. Lindgren
(l-r) Kjell Lindgren, Oleg Kononenko, Kimiya Yui, Scott Kelly, Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko
Yury Lonchakov was originally supposed to be the commander of Expedition 44 following being Flight Engineer 3 on Expedition 43. However, he resigned from the Russian Federal Space Agency on September 6, 2013.
(June to July 2015)
(July 2015 to September 2015)
|Commander||Gennady Padalka, RSA|
Fifth and last spaceflight
|Flight Engineer 1||Mikhail Korniyenko, RSA|
Second and last spaceflight
|Flight Engineer 2||Scott Kelly, NASA|
Fourth and last spaceflight
|Flight Engineer 3||Oleg Kononenko, RSA|
|Flight Engineer 4||Kimiya Yui, JAXA|
|Flight Engineer 5||Kjell N. Lindgren, NASA|
In July 2015, Kelly and Lindgren became the first Americans ever to eat food grown entirely in space
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