|Mission type||ISS Expedition|
|Mission duration||61 days, 23 hours, 29 minutes|
|Space Station||International Space Station|
|Began||28 March 2009, 13:05UTC|
|Ended||29 May 2009, 12:34UTC|
|Arrived aboard||Soyuz TMA-14|
Space Shuttle Discovery
|Departed aboard||Soyuz TMA-14|
Space Shuttle Endeavour
* - transferred from Expedition 18
All members transferred to Expedition 20
(Left to right) Michael Barratt, Gennady Padalka, Koichi Wakata
Expedition 19 was the 19th long-duration flight to the International Space Station. This expedition launched on 26 March 2009, at 11:49 UTC aboard the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft. Expedition 19 was the final three crew member expedition, before the crew size increased to six crew members with Expedition 20.
The expedition was commanded by Russian Air Force Colonel Gennady Padalka. On 31 March 2009, Padalka raised an issue concerning shared use of facilities such as exercise equipment and toilet facilities. Padalka claims that initial approval to use exercise equipment owned by the U.S. government was subsequently turned down. Russian and American members of the crew have now been informed to use only their own toilets and not to share rations. The result was a general lowering of morale on the station.
|Commander|| Gennady Padalka, RSA|
|Flight Engineer 1|| Michael Barratt, NASA|
|Flight Engineer 2|| Koichi Wakata, JAXA|
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