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Expedition 13 (ISS-13)

MAIN TASKS OF THE EXPEDITION

  • Launch of two ISS-13 crewmembers and one participant of the visiting crew (VC-10) by transport manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-8 in flight 12S;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft to the Instrument Compartment of the Service Module (SM IC);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-7 from the Functional Cargo Module (FGB);
  • Relocation of Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft from SM IC to FGB;
  • Operational support for docking of Progress M-56 to SM IC and its unloading;
  • Operational support for docking and undocking of the Space Shuttle* in flight ULF1.1
  • Loading and undocking of Progress M-55;
  • Operational support for docking of Progress M-57 to DC1 and its unloading;
  • Operational support for docking and undocking of the Space Shuttle* in flight 12A;
  • Loading and undocking of Progress М-56 from SM IC;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of extravehicular activity: i.e. one US egress (EVA) on the ISS USOS and one Russian egress (EVA) on the ISS Russian Segment;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments, as well as contract-based commercial activities;
  • Implementation of the scientific research program onboard the ISS under BSM CENTENARIO project during the VC-10 time;
  • Crew handover to Increment ISS-14 and return of ISS-13 crew, as well as the flight participant working under the visiting crew (VC-11) program with Soyuz TMA-8.

The Increment 13 crew will consist of two crewmembers until arrival of the third crewmember (ESA astronaut) to be delivered by the Shuttle in Flight ULF1.1.

ISS Crew


OVCHININ Alexey OVCHININ
Alexey



HAGUE  Nick HAGUE
Nick



KOCH  Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew