ISS Expedition 19
Mission type ISS Expedition
Mission duration 61 days, 23 hours, 29 minutes
Expedition
Space Station International Space Station
Began 28 March 2009, 13:05 (2009-03-28T13:05Z) UTC
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Arrived aboard Soyuz TMA-14
Wakata: STS-119
Space Shuttle Discovery
Departed aboard Soyuz TMA-14
Wakata: STS-127
Space Shuttle Endeavour
Crew
Crew size 3
Members Gennady Padalka
Michael Barratt
Koichi Wakata*
* - transferred from Expedition 18
All members transferred to Expedition 20


(Left to right) Michael Barratt, Gennady Padalka, Koichi Wakata


ISS expeditions
← Expedition 18 Expedition 20

Expedition 19 was the 19th long-duration flight to the International Space Station. This expedition launched on 26 March 2009, at 11:49 UTC aboard the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft.[1] Expedition 19 was the final three crew member expedition, before the crew size increased to six crew members with Expedition 20.

The expedition was commanded by Russian Air Force Colonel Gennady Padalka. On 31 March 2009, Padalka raised an issue concerning shared use of facilities such as exercise equipment and toilet facilities. Padalka claims that initial approval to use exercise equipment owned by the U.S. government was subsequently turned down. Russian and American members of the crew have now been informed to use only their own toilets and not to share rations. The result was a general lowering of morale on the station.[2]

Crew

Position[3] Crew Member
Commander Gennady Padalka, RSA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Michael Barratt, NASA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Koichi Wakata, JAXA
Third Spaceflight

Backup crew

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

  1. ^ NASA (2009) NASA-Expedition 19 NASA. Retrieved on 26 March 2009
  2. ^ 'Toilet row' lowers space morale. BBC News. 31 March 2009
  3. ^ NASA (2008). "NASA Assigns Crews for STS-127 and Expedition 19 Missions". NASA. Retrieved 11 February 2008. 

External links

  • NASA Expedition 19 Main Page
  • NASA's Space Station Expeditions page
  • Expedition 19 Photography