Expedition 49

Expedition 49 was the 49th expedition to the International Space Station.

ISS Expedition 49
Mission typeISS Expedition
Space StationInternational Space Station
Began7 September 2016 (2016-09-07Z) UTC
Ended30 October 2016 (2016-10-31Z) UTC
Arrived aboardSoyuz MS-01
Soyuz MS-02
Departed aboardSoyuz MS-01
Soyuz MS-02
Crew size6
MembersExpedition 48/49:
Kathleen Rubins
Anatoli Ivanishin
Takuya Onishi
Expedition 49/50:
Robert S. Kimbrough
Andrei Borisenko
Sergey Ryzhikov

(l-r) Ryzhikov, Kimbrough, Borisenko, Rubins, Ivanishin, Onishi

Anatoli Ivanishin, Kathleen Rubins and Takuya Onishi transferred from Expedition 48. Expedition 49 began upon the departure of Soyuz TMA-20M on September 6, 2016 and concluded upon the departure of Soyuz MS-01 in October 2016. The crew of Soyuz MS-02 then transferred to Expedition 50.[1][2][3]


Position First Part
(September to October 2016)
Second Part
(October to November 2016)
Commander Anatoli Ivanishin, RSA
Second Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Kathleen Rubins, NASA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Takuya Onishi, JAXA
First Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 Robert S. Kimbrough, NASA
Second Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 Andrei Borisenko, RSA
Second Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 Sergey Ryzhikov, RSA
First Spaceflight


  1. "Upcoming ISS expeditions". Spacefacts. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  2. "International Space Station Crew Assignments". Spaceflight101. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  3. "NASA, International Space Station Partners Announce Future Crew Members". RedOrbit. 11 February 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

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