Expedition 49


ISS Expedition 49
Mission typeISS Expedition
Space StationInternational Space Station
Began6 September 2016 (2016-09-06Z) UTC
Ended30 October 2016 (2016-10-31Z) UTC[1]
Arrived aboardSoyuz MS-01
Soyuz MS-02
Departed aboardSoyuz MS-01
Soyuz MS-02
Crew size6
MembersExpedition 48/49:
Kathleen Rubins
Anatoli Ivanishin
Takuya Onishi
Expedition 49/50:
Shane Kimbrough
Andrei Borisenko
Sergey Ryzhikov
ISS Expedition 49 Patch.png Expedition 49 crew portrait.jpg
(l-r) Ryzhikov, Kimbrough, Borisenko, Rubins, Ivanishin, Onishi 

Expedition 49 was the 49th expedition to the International Space Station.

Anatoli Ivanishin, Kathleen Rubins and Takuya Onishi transferred from Expedition 48. Expedition 49 began upon the departure of Soyuz TMA-20M on September 6, 2016 and concluded upon the departure of Soyuz MS-01 in October 2016. The crew of Soyuz MS-02 then transferred to Expedition 50.[2][3][4]


Position First Part
(September to October 2016)
Second Part
(October 2016)
Commander Russia Anatoli Ivanishin, RSA
Second Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Kathleen Rubins, NASA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Japan Takuya Onishi, JAXA
First Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 United States Shane Kimbrough, NASA
Second Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 Russia Andrei Borisenko, RSA
Second Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 Russia Sergey Ryzhikov, RSA
First Spaceflight


One US Segment based EVA was planned for Expedition 49, this was later postponed.

A soccer ball belonging to Ellison Onizuka who was killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster was brought to the ISS by Shane Kimbrough.[5]


  1. ^ "'Golden' expedition: 50th commander takes charge of space station". collectspace.com. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Upcoming ISS expeditions". Spacefacts. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  3. ^ "International Space Station Crew Assignments". Spaceflight101. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  4. ^ "NASA, International Space Station Partners Announce Future Crew Members". RedOrbit. 11 February 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  5. ^ "The inside story of the soccer ball that survived the Challenger explosion". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2021-02-02.

External links

  • NASA's Space Station Expeditions page