Expedition 26


Expedition 26
Expedition 26
ISS Expedition 26 Patch.png
Mission insignia
Number of crew 6
Launch craft Soyuz TMA-01M, Soyuz TMA-20
Start 26 November 2010 04:46 UTC[1]
End 16 March 2011 08:54 UTC
Expedition 26 crew portrait.jpg
(l-r) Skripochka, Kaleri, Kondratyev, Nespoli, Coleman and Kelly
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The Expedition 26 was the twenty-sixth long-duration mission to the International Space Station. The expedition's first three crew members – one US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts – arrived at the station on board Soyuz TMA-01M on 10 October 2010. Expedition 26 officially began the following month on 26 November,[2] when half of the crew of the previous mission, Expedition 25, returned to Earth on board Soyuz TMA-19.[2] The rest of the Expedition 26 crew – one US astronaut, one Russian cosmonaut and one ESA astronaut – joined the trio already onboard when their spacecraft, Soyuz TMA-20, docked with the station on 17 December 2010. The commander of Expedition 25, Douglas Wheelock, handed over command of the station to Expedition 26 commander Scott Kelly on 24 November 2010. The 26 crew was joined by the crew of STS-133 on 26 February 2011,[3] and was supplied by the ESA's Johannes Kepler unmanned resupply craft, which arrived on 24 February. Expedition 26 ended on 16 March 2011.

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli's mission to the space station was named MagISStra. The name combines the word magistra, meaning "female teacher" in Latin, with the acronym "ISS", as suggested by Antonella Pezzani of Italy.[4]

Contents


Crew

Position First part
(November 2010)
Second part
(December 2010[5][6]
to March 2011)
Commander Scott J. Kelly, NASA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Aleksandr Kaleri, RSA
Fifth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Oleg Skripochka, RSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 Dmitri Kondratyev, RSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 Catherine Coleman, NASA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 Paolo Nespoli, ESA
Second spaceflight
Source
NASA[2][7]

Backup crew

  • Ronald Garan, for Kelly
  • Anatoli Ivanishin, for Kondratyev
  • Sergei Revin, for Skripochka
  • Anton Shkaplerov, for Borisenko

Spacewalks

Two Russian spacewalks were scheduled for Expedition 26.[8] The first, Russian EVA-27, was conducted Friday, 21 January 2011.[9] The second spacewalk, Russian EVA-28, was conducted on 16 February 2011. Cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Dmitri Kondratyev conducted both spacewalks.

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