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Expedition 18 (ISS-18)

MAIN TASKS OF THE EXPEDITION

  • Launch of two crew members of the ISS-18 expedition and a participant of the space flight of the visiting crew VC-15 (the USA) on board the Soyuz TMA-13 vehicle of mission 17S;
  • Soyuz TMA-13 docking to the Zarya FGB;
  • Servicing of operations on loading and separation of the Soyuz TMA-12 vehicle from the Zarya FGB;
  • Servicing of operations on Space Shuttle (Mission ULF2) docking and undocking. Exchange of one crew member of NASA ISS-17 expedition by the crew member of Mission ULF2 Shuttle;
  • Servicing of operations on Progress M-65 loading and separation from the Pirs docking compartment (DC1);
  • Servicing of operations on Progress M-01M docking to Pirs DC1;
  • Servicing of operations on Progress M-01M loading and undocking from Pirs DC1;
  • Servicing of operations on Progress M-66 docking to Pirs DC1;
  • Servicing of operations on Space Shuttle, Mission 15A, docking and undocking. Exchange of one crew member of NASA ISS-18 expedition by the crew member of Mission 15A Shuttle;
  • Performance of extravehicular activity - two Russian EVAs to the ISS Russian segment;
  • The station maintenance;
  • Implementation of the program of scientific-applied research and experiments, as well as contract commercial activities;
  • Implementation of the program of experiments under the GTA project aboard the station during VC-15 expedition;
  • Crew handover to the ISS-19 expedition and return of two crew members of the ISS-18 expedition and the VC-15 participant on board the Soyuz TMA-13 manned vehicle.

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