Expedition 34

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ISS Expedition 34
Mission type ISS Expedition
Space Station International Space Station
Began 18 November 2012 (2012-11-18)
Ended 15 March 2013 (2013-03-16)
Arrived aboard Soyuz TMA-06M
Soyuz TMA-07M
Departed aboard Soyuz TMA-06M
Soyuz TMA-07M
Crew size 6
Members Expedition 33/34:
Kevin A. Ford
Oleg Novitskiy
Evgeny Tarelkin

Expedition 34/35:
Thomas Marshburn
Chris Hadfield
Roman Romanenko

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(l-r) Novitskiy, Ford, Tarelkin, Romanenko, Hadfield and Marshburn

Expedition 34 was the 34th long-duration expedition to the International Space Station (ISS). It began on 18 November 2012 with the departure from the ISS of the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft, which returned the Expedition 33 crew to Earth.


Position First Part
(November 2012)
Second Part
(December 2012 to March 2013)
Commander United States Kevin A. Ford, NASA
Second and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Russia Oleg Novitskiy, RSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Russia Evgeny Tarelkin, RSA
Only spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 United States Thomas Marshburn, NASA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 Canada Chris Hadfield, CSA
Third and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 Russia Roman Romanenko, RSA
Second and last spaceflight

Mission Objectives[edit]

Some of the science objectives included investigations of the human cardiovascular system in space, studies on fish and their sensation of gravity, and the impacts of solar radiation on Earth's climate. During the expedition, the robotic platform Robonaut, a humanoid robot test platform, continued testing.[3]


  1. ^ NASA HQ (2010). "NASA And Partners Assign Crews For Upcoming Space Station Missions". NASA. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  2. ^ NASA. "NASA and Its Partners Announce a New Space Station Crew". Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  3. ^ Alan Taylor (2013). "The International Space Station: Expedition 34". The Atlantic. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 

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