Expedition 59

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ISS Expedition 59
Space StationInternational Space Station
Arrived aboardSoyuz MS-11
Soyuz MS-12
Departed aboardTBD
Crew size6
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Expedition 59 is the 59th Expedition to the International Space Station, scheduled to start on 28 February 2019 with the arrival of the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft carrying Aleksey Ovchinin, Nick Hague and Christina Koch. The three will subsequently transfer to the Expedition 60 crew, with Ovchinin as commander, after the undocking of the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft, scheduled for July 2019.[1][2]


Position Crew member
Commander Russia Oleg Kononenko, RSA
Fourth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Canada David Saint-Jacques, CSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United States Anne McClain, NASA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 Russia Aleksey Ovchinin, RSA
Third[a] spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 United States Nick Hague, NASA
Second[a] spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 United States Christina Koch, NASA
First spaceflight


  1. ^ a b Counting the aborted flight of Soyuz MS-10, even though this did not quite cross the Kármán line