Expedition 39

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ISS Expedition 39
Mission type ISS Expedition
Space Station International Space Station
Began 10 March 2014 (2014-03-10Z) UTC
Ended 13 May 2014 (2014-05-14Z) UTC
Arrived aboard Soyuz TMA-11M
Soyuz TMA-12M
Departed aboard Soyuz TMA-11M
Soyuz TMA-12M
Crew size 6
Members Expedition 38/39:
Koichi Wakata
Richard A. Mastracchio
Mikhail Tyurin

Expedition 39/40:
Aleksandr Skvortsov
Oleg Artemyev
Steven R. Swanson

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(l-r) Artemyev, Swanson, Skvortsov, Tyurin, Wakata and Mastracchio

Expedition 39 was the 39th expedition to the International Space Station. It marked the first time the ISS had been under command of a Japanese astronaut, space veteran Koichi Wakata. After Expedition 21 in 2009 and Expedition 35 in 2013, it was only the third time an ISS-crew is led neither by a NASA nor a RSA crew member.

During Expedition 39, Astronauts Mastracchio and Swanson installed the "Veggie" project on the International Space Station.[1]


Position First Part
(March 2014)
Second Part
(March 2014 to May 2014)
Commander Japan Koichi Wakata, JAXA
Fourth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Richard A. Mastracchio, NASA
Fourth and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Russia Mikhail Tyurin, RSA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 Russia Aleksandr Skvortsov, RSA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 Russia Oleg Artemyev, RSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 United States Steven R. Swanson, NASA
Third and last spaceflight
JAXA,[2] NASA,[3] ESA[4]


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