Expedition 62

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ISS Expedition 62
Mission duration70d 20h 3m
Expedition
Space StationInternational Space Station
Began6 February 2020, 05:50:28 UTC
Ended17 April 2020, 01:53:30 UTC[1]
Arrived aboardSoyuz MS-13
Soyuz MS-15
Soyuz MS-16
Departed aboardSoyuz MS-15
Crew
Crew size6
Members
ISS Expedition 62 Patch.png Expedition 62 crew portrait.jpg
From left: NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir. 

Expedition 62 was the 62nd long duration mission to the International Space Station, which began 5:50 UTC on 6 February 2020 with the undocking of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft. The Expedition consisted of Russian commander Oleg Skripochka, as well as American flight engineers Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan.[2] The second part of Expedition 62 was made up of the three crew members from Soyuz MS-16.[3]

Crew[edit]

Position February-April 2020 April 2020
Commander Russia Oleg Skripochka, RKA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Jessica Meir, NASA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United States Andrew Morgan, NASA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3   Russia Anatoli Ivanishin, RSA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4   Russia Ivan Vagner, RSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5   United States Christopher Cassidy, NASA
Third spaceflight

Crew notes[edit]

Soyuz MS-16 was originally meant to transport the Expedition 63/64 crew to the ISS, carrying Tikhonov, Babkin and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide to the ISS. On 31 October 2019 it was announced that NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy would fly the mission instead of Hoshide, in order to make sure an American astronaut was on board the station at all times, in the face of delays with the Commercial Crew Program. These changes also meant that Soyuz MS-16's crew would make up part of Expedition 62.[4] The Expedition also marked the first time the Russian segment of the ISS has had three crew members since Expedition 50, and was one of the shortest expeditions in the program, at just over two months long.

Patch design notes[edit]

In February 2019, graphic designer and art director Jessie Bowers (Cypha) designed the Expedition 62 patch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Expedition 53".
  2. ^ Northon, Karen (16 April 2019). "NASA Announces First Flight, Record-Setting Mission". NASA. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  3. ^ "ISS Expedition Reports". www.spacefacts.de. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  4. ^ Potter, Sean (30 October 2019). "NASA Assigns Chris Cassidy to Next Space Station Crew, Holds Briefing". NASA. Retrieved 13 November 2019.