Expedition 35


ISS Expedition 35
Mission typeISS Expedition
Space StationInternational Space Station
Began15 March 2013 (2013-03-15)
Ended13 May 2013 (2013-05-14)[1]
Arrived aboardSoyuz TMA-07M
Soyuz TMA-08M
Departed aboardSoyuz TMA-07M
Soyuz TMA-08M
Crew size6
MembersExpedition 34/35:
Chris Hadfield
Thomas Marshburn
Roman Romanenko

Expedition 35/36:
Christopher Cassidy
Pavel Vinogradov
Aleksandr Misurkin
ISS Expedition 35 Patch.svg Expedition 35 crew portrait.jpg
(l-r) Misurkin, Cassidy, Romanenko, Marshburn, Vinogradov and Hadfield 

Expedition 35 was the 35th long-duration mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The expedition started 13 March 2013, and marked the first time a Canadian astronaut – Colonel Chris Hadfield – was in command of the station. Expedition 35 was also only the second time an ISS crew is led by neither a NASA astronaut, nor a Roscosmos cosmonaut, after Expedition 21 in 2009, when ESA astronaut Frank De Winne was in command.


Positions First Part
(March 2013)
Second Part
(March 2013 to May 2013)
Commander Canada Chris Hadfield, CSA
Third and last[2] spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Thomas Marshburn, NASA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Russia Roman Romanenko, RSA
Second and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 United States Christopher Cassidy, NASA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 Russia Pavel Vinogradov, RSA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 Russia Aleksandr Misurkin, RSA
First spaceflight


Mission highlights

The mission generated considerable media attention and turned Cmdr. Chris Hadfield into a minor celebrity. The expedition made extensive use of social media, and several videos uploaded to YouTube have generated millions of hits. In particular, Cmdr. Hadfield was involved in the "first music video recorded in space", a rendition of David Bowie's 1969 song "Space Oddity".[5] Cmdr. Hadfield was also involved in the revealing of the Bank of Canada's new $5 note, part of the Frontier Series of polymer bills released in 2013. The revealing occurred via video on the ISS.[6]

During Expedition 35, the SpaceX CRS-2 mission successfully delivered supplies to the station and returned some cargo from space. This was the second of SpaceX's contracted cargo flights to the ISS and the first to use the unpressurized trunk section.

On 11 May 11 2013, Christopher Cassidy and Thomas Marshburn performed an unplanned spacewalk to replace a pump controller box suspected to be the source of an ammonia coolant leak.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Expedition 35 Crew Lands Safely in Kazakhstan". NASA. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ Canadian Press (10 June 2013) Astronaut Chris Hadfield to retire from Canadian Space Agency, retrieved 10 June 2013
  3. ^ NASA. "NASA and Its Partners Announce a New Space Station Crew". Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  4. ^ "NASA And Partners Name Upcoming Space Station Crew Members". NASA. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  5. ^ Nancy Atkinson. "Space Oddity: Hadfield Records First Music Video from Space". Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  6. ^ Lesley Ciarula Taylor. "Astronaut Chris Hadfield helps unveil new Canadian $5 and $10 bills". Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  7. ^ Pearlman, Robert Z. (11 May 2013). "Unplanned Spacewalk a 'Precedent-Setting' Move for Space Station Crew". TechMediaNetwork, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  8. ^ NASA (11 May 2013). "Astronauts Complete Spacewalk to Repair Ammonia Leak". NASA. Retrieved 11 May 2013.

External links

  • NASA's Space Station Expeditions page
  • An edited version of Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity music video