Expedition 22 was the 22nd long duration crew flight to the International Space Station (ISS). This expedition began in November 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.
|Mission type||ISS Expedition|
|Mission duration||167 days (at ISS)|
169 days (launch to landing)
|Space Station||International Space Station|
|Began||30 November 2009|
|Ended||17 March 2010|
|Arrived aboard||Soyuz TMA-16|
|Departed aboard||Soyuz TMA-16|
Jeffrey N. Williams
|EVA duration||5 hours, 44 minutes|
(l-r) Creamer, Williams, Surayev, Kotov and Noguchi
(November 2009 to December 2009)
(December 2009 to March 2010)
|Commander||Jeffrey N. Williams, NASA|
|Flight Engineer 1||Maksim Surayev, RSA|
|Flight Engineer 2||Oleg Kotov, RSA|
|Flight Engineer 3||Soichi Noguchi, JAXA|
|Flight Engineer 4||Timothy Creamer, NASA|
|EVA||Spacewalkers||Start (UTC)||End (UTC)||Duration|
|14 January 2010
|14 January 2010
|5 hours, 44 minutes|
|Prepared the Poisk module for future dockings. Spacewalk was performed using Orlan spacesuits.|
The Soyuz TMA-17 rocket lifts off headed for the ISS on Expedition 22.
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