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Expedition 15 launched to the International Space Station on April 7, 2007. For the latest news and information on their mission, visit the main station page. + Read more


Image above: Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin (left) assists crew mate and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov while training in the Crew Systems Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Photo credit: NASA

Crew Profiles

Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin
Yurchikhin is the Expedition 15 commander and a Russian cosmonaut representing the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos. He last visited the station in Oct. 2002 on mission STS-112.
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Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov
A cosmonaut representing the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Kotov is the flight engineer and Soyuz commander for Expedition 15.
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Flight Engineer Sunita Williams
Williams will remain on the station as an Expedition 15 flight engineer after Expedition 14 leaves the station.
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Flight Engineer Clayton Anderson
Anderson will join Expedition 15 as flight engineer after launching to the station aboard Atlantis on mission STS-117. He will return home aboard Discovery on mission STS-120.
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Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Simonyi studied mathematics and computer science in the United States. He runs his own software engineering firm and contributes frequently to education and the arts.
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Expedition 15 Backup Crew
The backup crew for Expedition 15 consists of Commander Roman Romanenko and flight engineers Mikhail Kornienko, Gregory Chamitoff and Sandra Magnus.
+ Backup Commander Roman Romanenko (Bio)
+ Backup Soyuz Commander/Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko (Bio)
+ Backup Flight Engineer Gregory Chamitoff (Bio)
+ Backup Flight Engineer Sandra Magnus (Bio)

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION FEATURES

Expedition 15 Crew Docks with Space Station
Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and cosmonaut Oleg Kotov of the 15th International Space Station crew docked with the orbiting laboratory at 3:12 p.m. EDT Monday to begin a six-month stay aboard.
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Clayton Anderson’s ISS Training Journals
At the beginning of his International Space Station training in Russia, Clayton Anderson began a journal about his experiences. He hopes to continue writing all the way through his first visit to the station.
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+ Read the latest ISS Training Journal