Expedition 18 (ISS-18)

PRIME AND BACKUP CREWS

Launch:
 

On October 12, 2008, at 11:01 Moscow Time (07:01 UTC), a launch vehicle Soyuz-FG launched Russian manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz TMA-13.

Launch site:
 

Baikonur launch site, Republic of Kazakhstan.

Docking:
 

On October 14, 2008, at 12:26:14 Moscow Time (08:26:14 UTC) to the docking port on the Functional and Cargo Module Zarya of the ISS.

Undocking:
  On April 8, 2009 at 07:52 Moscow Time (03:52 UTC) Soyuz TMA-13 undocked from the ISS.
Landing:
  On April 8, 2009 at 11:15 Moscow Time (07:15 UTC).
Landing site:
  Near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Flight duration:
  178 days 0 hours 14 minutes.

Prime Crew
ISS-18

FINCKE
Edward Michael

ISS Commander,
Soyuz TMA Flight Engineer

NASA, USA

LONCHAKOV
Yury Valentinovich

ISS Flight Engineer 1
Soyuz TMA Commander

Yu.A. Gagarin TsPK NII,
Russia

CHAMITOFF*
Gregory Errol

ISS Flight Engineer 2

NASA, USA

MAGNUS**
Sandra Hall

ISS Flight Engineer 2

NASA, USA

WAKATA***
Koichi

ISS Flight Engineer 2

NASDA, Japan

VC-15

GARRIOTT
Richard Allen

Spaceflight participant

USA

* - NASA (USA) astronaut Chamitoff Gregory was delivered onboard the ISS by Shuttle Orbiter (Flight 1J) and returned to Earth by Shuttle (Flight ULF2).

** - NASA (USA) astronaut Sandra Magnus was delivered onboard the ISS by Shuttle Orbiter (Flight ULF2) and returned to Earth by Shuttle (Flight 15A).

*** - NASDA (Japan) astronaut Koichi Wakata was delivered onboard the ISS by Shuttle Orbiter (Flight 15A) and returned to Earth by Shuttle (Flight 2J/A).

From left to right: Richard Garriott, Yury Lonchakov, Michael Fincke.

NII TsPK picture

From left to right: Richard Garriott, Yury Lonchakov, Michael Fincke.

S.P. Korolev, RSC Energia picture

Backup crew
ISS-18

PADALKA
Gennady Ivanovich

ISS Commander,
Soyuz TMA Commander

Yu.A. Gagarin TsPK NII,
Russia

BARRATT
Michael Reed

ISS Flight Engineer-1
Soyuz TMA Flight Engineer

NASA, USA

VC-15

HALIK Nik

Spaceflight participant

Australia

From left to right: Nik Halik, Gennady Padalka, Michael Barratt.

S.P. Korolev, RSC Energia picture