Expedition 47

Expedition 47 was the 47th expedition to the International Space Station.

ISS Expedition 47
Mission typeISS Expedition
Space StationInternational Space Station
Began2 March 2016 (2016-03-02Z) UTC
Ended18 June 2016 (2016-06-19Z) UTC
Arrived aboardSoyuz TMA-19M
Soyuz TMA-20M
Departed aboardSoyuz TMA-19M
Soyuz TMA-20M
Crew size6
MembersExpedition 46/47:
Yuri Malenchenko
Timothy N. Peake
Timothy L. Kopra

Expedition 47/48:
Aleksey Ovchinin
Oleg Skripochka
Jeffrey Williams

(l-r) Skripochka, Williams, Ovchinin, Peake, Kopra, Malenchenko

Yuri Malenchenko, Timothy Peake and Timothy Kopra transferred from Expedition 46. Expedition 47 began upon the departure of Soyuz TMA-18M on 2 March 2016 and concluded upon the landing of Soyuz TMA-19M on 18 June 2016. The crew of Soyuz TMA-20M were then transferred to Expedition 48.[1][2][3]


Position First Part
(March 2016)
Second Part
(March 2016 to June 2016)
Commander Timothy L. Kopra, NASA
Second and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Timothy Peake, ESA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Yuri Malenchenko, RSA
Sixth and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 Aleksey Ovchinin, RSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 Oleg Skripochka, RSA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 Jeffrey Williams, NASA
Fourth and last spaceflight

Mission highlights

Launched on 8 April 2016,[4] the SpaceX CRS-8 mission carried the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module to the ISS for two years of in-orbit habitat qualification.[5]


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  4. Graham, William (8 April 2016). "SpaceX return Dragon to space as Falcon 9 nails ASDS landing". NASASpaceflight.com. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  5. Gebhardt, Chris (9 April 2016). "ISS welcomes CRS-8 Dragon after flawless launch". NASASpaceflight.com. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
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