Expedition 45

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ISS Expedition 45
Expedition 45 'Return of the Jedi' crew poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Mission typeISS Expedition
Space stationInternational Space Station
Began11 September 2015 (2015-09-11Z) UTC
Ended11 December 2015 (2015-12-12Z) UTC
Arrived aboardSoyuz TMA-16M
Soyuz TMA-17M
Soyuz TMA-18M
Departed aboardSoyuz TMA-17M
Soyuz TMA-18M
Crew size6 (Departed)
MembersExpedition 44/45/46:
Mikhail Korniyenko
Scott Kelly

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

Expedition 45/46:
Sergey Volkov
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Expedition 45 mission patch
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(l-r) Scott Kelly, Sergei Wolkow, Mikhail Korniyenko, Kjell Lindgren, Oleg Kononenko and Kimiya Yui 

Expedition 45 was the 45th expedition to the International Space Station. Scott Kelly and Mikhail Korniyenko transferred from Expedition 44 as part of their year-long stay aboard the ISS. Expedition 45 began with the arrival of Soyuz TMA-18M at the ISS on September 11, 2015, and concluded with the departure of Soyuz TMA-17M on December 11, 2015. Kelly, Korniyenko and Sergey Volkov then transferred to the crew of Expedition 46.[1][2]


Position Crew
Commander United States Scott Kelly, NASA
Fourth and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Russia Mikhail Korniyenko, RSA
Second and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Russia Oleg Kononenko, RSA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 Japan Kimiya Yui, JAXA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 United States Kjell N. Lindgren, NASA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 Russia Sergey Volkov, RSA
Third and last spaceflight

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  1. ^ a b "Upcoming ISS expeditions". Spacefacts. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  2. ^ "International Space Station Crew Assignments". Spaceflight101. Retrieved 12 March 2014.

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