Expedition 44

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ISS Expedition 44
Mission type ISS Expedition
Space Station International Space Station
Began 11 June 2015 (2015-06-11Z) UTC
Ended 11 September 2015 (2015-09-12Z) UTC
Arrived aboard Soyuz TMA-16M
Soyuz TMA-17M
Departed aboard Soyuz TMA-16M
Soyuz TMA-17M
Soyuz TMA-18M
Crew size 6
Members Expedition 43/44:
Gennady Padalka
Mikhail Korniyenko
Scott Kelly

Expedition 44/45:
Oleg Kononenko
Kimiya Yui
Kjell N. Lindgren

ISS Expedition 44 Patch.svg

Expedition 44 crew portrait.jpg
(l-r) Kjell Lindgren, Oleg Kononenko, Kimiya Yui, Scott Kelly, Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko

Expedition 44 was the 44th expedition to the International Space Station. It commenced with the departure of Soyuz TMA-15M from the ISS with the Expedition 42/43 crew on 11 June 2015, and ended with the departure of Soyuz TMA-16M on 11 September 2015.

Yury Lonchakov was originally supposed to be the commander of Expedition 44 following being Flight Engineer 3 on Expedition 43. However, he resigned from the Russian Federal Space Agency on September 6, 2013.[1]


Position First Part
(June to July 2015)
Second Part
(July 2015 to September 2015)
Commander Gennady Padalka, RSA
Fifth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Mikhail Korniyenko, RSA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Scott Kelly, NASA
Fourth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 Oleg Kononenko, RSA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 Kimiya Yui, JAXA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 Kjell N. Lindgren, NASA
First spaceflight


In July 2015, Kelly and Lindgren became the first Americans ever to eat food grown entirely in space[3]

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