Expedition 62

Expedition 62 is the 62nd long duration mission to the International Space Station, scheduled to begin in February 2020 with the undocking of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft. The Expedition will consist of Russian commander Oleg Skripochka, as well as American flight engineers Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan[1]. The second part of Expedition 62 will be made up of the three crew members from Soyuz MS-16[2].

ISS Expedition 62
Expedition
Space StationInternational Space Station
Arrived aboardSoyuz MS-13
Soyuz MS-15
Soyuz MS-16
Departed aboardTBD
Crew
Crew size6
Members
 

Crew

Position February-April 2020 April 2020
Commander Oleg Skripochka, RKA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Jessica Meir, NASA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Andrew Morgan, NASA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3   Nikolai Tikhonov , RSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4   Andrei Babkin, RSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5   Christopher Cassidy, NASA
Third spaceflight

Crew Notes

Soyuz MS-16 was originally meant to transport the Expedition 63/64 crew to the ISS, carrying Tikhonov, Babkin and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide to the ISS. Although on 31 October 2019 it was announced that NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy would fly the mission instead of Hoshide, in order to make sure an American astronaut was onboard the station at all times, in the face of delays with the Commercial Crew Program. These changes also meant that Soyuz MS-16's crew would make up part of Expedition 62[3]. The Expedition will also mark the first time the Russian segment of the ISS has had three crew members since Expedition 50. It will also be the first Expedition since Expedition 25 to not include a crew member from an agency other than NASA or Roscosmos.

References

  1. Northon, Karen (16 April 2019). "NASA Announces First Flight, Record-Setting Mission". NASA. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  2. "ISS Expedition Reports". www.spacefacts.de. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  3. Potter, Sean (30 October 2019). "NASA Assigns Chris Cassidy to Next Space Station Crew, Holds Briefing". NASA. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
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