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New ISS Crew Member Roster Announced

February 18, 2011

NASA and its International Space Station partners named crew members for missions aboard the complex that begin in 2013.

The crews include NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn of Statesville, N.C., who previously was announced as part of Expedition 34; Chris Cassidy, who was born in Salem, Mass., and considers York, Maine his hometown; Karen Nyberg, a native of Vining, Minn.; Michael Hopkins, who was born in Lebanon, Mo., and grew up in Richland, Mo.; and Rick Mastracchio of Waterbury, Conn.

The 35th crew to live and work aboard the station, Expedition 35, will begin with the undocking of Soyuz 32 in March 2013. Soyuz 34 is scheduled to launch later that month with the three crew members identified below who will join the three station residents already onboard.

– Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, station commander (Soyuz 33)

– NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, flight engineer (Soyuz 33)

– Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, flight engineer (Soyuz 33)

– NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, flight engineer (Soyuz 34)

– Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov, flight engineer (Soyuz 34)

– Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, flight engineer (Soyuz 34)

Expedition 36 will begin with the undocking of Soyuz 33 in May 2013. Soyuz 35 is scheduled to launch that month with the three crew members identified below who will join the three station residents already onboard.

– Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov, station commander (Soyuz 34)

– Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, flight engineer (Soyuz 34)

– NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, flight engineer (Soyuz 34)

– NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, flight engineer (Soyuz 35)

– Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev, flight engineer (Soyuz 35)

– European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, flight engineer (Soyuz 35)

Expedition 37 will begin with the undocking of Soyuz 34 in September 2013. Soyuz 36 is scheduled to launch that month with NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins who will join the three station residents already onboard.

– Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev, station commander (Soyuz 35)

– NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, flight engineer (Soyuz 35)

– European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, flight engineer (Soyuz 35)

– NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, flight engineer (Soyuz 36)

Expedition 38 will begin with the undocking of Soyuz 35 in November 2013. Soyuz 37 is scheduled to launch that month with the crew members identified below who will join the three station residents already onboard.

– NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, flight engineer (Soyuz 36)

– NASA astronaut Richard Mastracchio, flight engineer (Soyuz 37)

– Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, flight engineer (Soyuz 37)

Expedition 39 will begin with the undocking of Soyuz 36 in March 2014. At that time, Wakata will serve as station commander, and Mastracchio will be a flight engineer. The remainder of the Expedition 39 crew has yet to be assigned.

Additional Expeditions 37 and 38 crew members will be selected from the Russian cosmonaut corps and will be assigned at a later date.

For complete NASA astronaut biographical information, visit: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios

For more information about future space station crews, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/crews_future_exp.html

For more information about the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station

For a schedule of upcoming flights to the station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/stationflights




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