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

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