Expedition 22

Expedition 22 was the 22nd long duration crew flight to the International Space Station (ISS). This expedition began on December 1, 2009 when the Expedition 21 crew departed. For a period of 3 weeks, there were only 2 crew members; it was the first time that had happened since STS-114. Commander Jeff Williams and flight engineer Maksim Surayev were joined by the rest of their crew on 22 December 2009, making the Expedition 22 a crew of five.[1]

ISS Expedition 22
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Mission typeISS Expedition
Mission duration167 days (at ISS)
169 days (launch to landing)
Space stationInternational Space Station
Began1 December 2009 (2009-12)
Ended18 March 2010 (2010-03-19)
Arrived aboardSoyuz TMA-16
Soyuz TMA-17
Departed aboardSoyuz TMA-16
Soyuz TMA-17
Crew size5
MembersExpedition 21/22:
Jeffrey N. Williams
Maksim Surayev

Expedition 22/23:
Oleg Kotov
Soichi Noguchi
Timothy Creamer
EVA duration5 hours, 44 minutes
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Expedition 22 mission patch
Expedition 22 crew members.jpg
(l-r) Creamer, Williams, Surayev, Kotov and Noguchi 

The expedition ended when Soyuz TMA-16 undocked on 18 March 2010, and was immediately followed by the start of Expedition 23.


Position First Part
(December 1 - December 22, 2009)
Second Part
(December 22, 2009 - March 18, 2010)
Commander   Jeffrey N. Williams, NASA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1   Maksim Surayev, RSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2   Oleg Kotov, RSA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3   Soichi Noguchi, JAXA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4   Timothy Creamer, NASA
Only spaceflight


Backup crewEdit


EVA[3] Spacewalkers[4] Start (UTC) End (UTC) Duration
Oleg Kotov
Maksim Surayev
14 January 2010
14 January 2010
5 hours, 44 minutes
Prepared the Poisk module for future dockings.[5] Spacewalk was performed using Orlan spacesuits.


See alsoEdit


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

  1. ^ "NASA – Expedition 22 Crew Launches From Kazakhstan". Nasa.gov. 21 December 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
  2. ^ NASA HQ (2008). "NASA Assigns Space Station Crews, Updates Expedition Numbering". NASA. Retrieved 21 November 2008.
  3. ^ NASA. "STS-131 Mission Summary (PDF)" (PDF). NASA. Retrieved 25 March 2010.
  4. ^ NASA. "STS-131 Mission Information". Retrieved 5 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Crew Completes First Expedition 22 Spacewalk". NASA. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2010.

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