Expedition 47 is the current and 47th expedition to the International Space Station.

Yuri Malenchenko, Timothy Peake and Timothy Kopra transferred from Expedition 46. Expedition 47 began upon the departure of Soyuz TMA-18M on 2 March 2016 and concludes upon the departure of Soyuz TMA-19M in June 2016. The crew of Soyuz TMA-20M are then to transfer to Expedition 48.[1][2][3]


Position First Part
(March 2016)
Second Part
(March 2016 to June 2016)
Commander United States Timothy Kopra, NASA
Second Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United Kingdom Tim Peake, ESA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Russia Yuri Malenchenko, RSA
Sixth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 Russia Aleksey Ovchinin, RSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 Russia Oleg Skripochka, RSA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 United States Jeffrey Williams, NASA
Fourth spaceflight


Mission highlights

Launched on 8 April 2016,[4] the SpaceX CRS-8 mission carried the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module to the ISS for two years of in-orbit habitat qualification.[5]
Portal icon Spaceflight portal

"Upcoming ISS expeditions". Spacefacts. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
"International Space Station Crew Assignments". Spaceflight101. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
"NASA, International Space Station Partners Announce Future Crew Members". RedOrbit. 11 February 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
Graham, William (8 April 2016). "SpaceX return Dragon to space as Falcon 9 nails ASDS landing". Retrieved 11 April 2016.
Gebhardt, Chris (9 April 2016). "ISS welcomes CRS-8 Dragon after flawless launch". Retrieved 11 April 2016.

Space Encyclopedia

Retrieved from ""
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License