Expedition 33

Expedition 33

ISS Expedition 33
Mission type ISS Expedition
Space Station International Space Station
Began 16 September 2012, 23:09 (2012-09-16T23:09Z) UTC[1]
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Arrived aboard Soyuz TMA-05M
Soyuz TMA-06M
Departed aboard Soyuz TMA-05M
Soyuz TMA-06M
Crew size 6
Members Expedition 32/33:
Sunita Williams
Yuri Malenchenko
Akihiko Hoshide

Expedition 33/34:
Kevin A. Ford
Oleg Novitskiy
Evgeny Tarelkin

(l-r) Williams, Malenchenko, Hoshide, Tarelkin, Novitskiy and Ford

ISS expeditions
← Expedition 32 Expedition 34

Expedition 33 was the 33rd long-duration expedition to the International Space Station (ISS). It began on 16 September 2012 with the departure from the ISS of the Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft, which returned the Expedition 32 crew to Earth.[1]


  • Crew 1
  • Notable experiments 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Position First Part
(September 2012 to October 2012)
Second Part
(October 2012 to November 2012)
Commander Sunita Williams, NASA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Yuri Malenchenko, RSA
Fifth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Akihiko Hoshide, JAXA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 Kevin A. Ford, NASA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 Oleg Novitskiy, RSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 Evgeny Tarelkin, RSA
First spaceflight
CubeSats launched by Expedition 33 crew on 4 October 2012.

Notable experiments

The crew successfully experimented with the Delay-tolerant networking protocol and managed to control a Lego robot on earth from space.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Expedition 33". National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  2. ^ NASA HQ (2010). "NASA And Partners Assign Crews For Upcoming Space Station Missions". NASA. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Astronaut Bio: Sunita Williams". NASA. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  4. ^ "Selection of Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide as a Member of the ISS Expedition Crew". JAXA. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  5. ^ http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/nov/HQ_12-391_DTN.html

External links

  • NASA's Space Station Expeditions page
  • NASA's Consolidated Launch Schedule
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