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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1920 on: 12/07/2011 05:09 pm »
Who's gonna fly the new stuff ?

Fergie.  :)

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1921 on: 12/07/2011 07:57 pm »
Several reports on Russian news sites tonight that Elena Serova will shortly be assigned to an ISS expedition crew, and will fly in 2013.

http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=653936

That said, according to the published crew assignments, all prime seats until mid-2014 are filled.

 

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1922 on: 12/08/2011 06:40 am »
Several reports on Russian news sites tonight that Elena Serova will shortly be assigned to an ISS expedition crew, and will fly in 2013.

http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=653936

That said, according to the published crew assignments, all prime seats until mid-2014 are filled

No problems. Someone will be replaced by Serova. For example, Tarelkin, Misurkin and Ryazanskiy.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1923 on: 12/08/2011 09:16 pm »
Why does someone 'have' to be replaced in order for Serova to fly? Why can't she be assigned to a flight further downstream?

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1924 on: 12/08/2011 09:30 pm »
Why does someone 'have' to be replaced in order for Serova to fly? Why can't she be assigned to a flight further downstream?

I think this is Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin trying to push Serova through quickly - he has publicly stated that it is his personal goal to get her flown.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1925 on: 12/09/2011 12:47 am »
Why does someone 'have' to be replaced in order for Serova to fly? Why can't she be assigned to a flight further downstream?

I think this is Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin trying to push Serova through quickly - he has publicly stated that it is his personal goal to get her flown.

Very possibly -- but don't assume someone is being pushed aside.  Russian, NASA and other ISS international partner crew members have frequently been replaced some months or years ahead of launch.  Note the recent Revin-Valkov move.  It could just as easily mean that Serova is being slipped into a spot that is open for medical or other reasons.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1926 on: 12/12/2011 03:32 pm »
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1927 on: 12/12/2011 04:17 pm »
Which astronauts have technical assignments on Orion/MPCV right now ?

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1928 on: 12/12/2011 04:30 pm »
Which astronauts have technical assignments on Orion/MPCV right now ?

Some names I'm aware of:

Terry Virts, Jim Dutton, Nick Patrick, Mike Barratt.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1929 on: 12/16/2011 05:40 am »
Elena Serova will fly with Dmitriy Kondratyev in September 2014 (Expedition 41/42), Maksim Surayev will be replaced by Fyodor Yurchkhin in Expedition 36/37.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1930 on: 12/16/2011 09:30 am »
Elena Serova will fly with Dmitriy Kondratyev in September 2014 (Expedition 41/42), Maksim Surayev will be replaced by Fyodor Yurchkhin in Expedition 36/37.

Will Surayev get a later flight opportunity?

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1931 on: 12/16/2011 07:16 pm »
Elena Serova will fly with Dmitriy Kondratyev in September 2014 (Expedition 41/42), Maksim Surayev will be replaced by Fyodor Yurchkhin in Expedition 36/37.

Is Surayev grounded, or are Yurchikhin (Soyuz TMA13M) and Surayev (Soyuz TMA09M) swapping seats?

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1932 on: 12/17/2011 02:17 am »
I read somewhere that Suraev will become a member of the Duma.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1933 on: 12/18/2011 10:43 pm »
Updated list of future expedition crews:

Expedition 31
March 16 - May 16, 2012
CDR - Oleg Kononenko
FE - Gennadiy Padalka
FE - Sergei Revin
FE - Joseph Acaba
FE - André Kuipers
FE - Donald Pettit

Expedition 32
May 16 - September 16, 2012
CDR - Gennadiy Padalka
FE - Sergei Revin
FE - Joseph Acaba
FE - Yuriy Malenchenko
FE - Sunita Williams
FE - Akihiko Hoshide

Expedition 33
September 16 - November 6, 2012
CDR - Sunita Williams
FE - Oleg Novitskiy
FE - Kevin Ford
FE - Evgeny Tarelkin
FE - Yuriy Malenchenko
FE - Akihiko Hoshide

Expedition 34
November 6, 2012 – March, 2013
CDR - Kevin Ford
FE - Chris Hadfield
FE - Roman Romanenko
FE - Tom Marshburn
FE - Oleg Novitskiy
FE - Evgeny Tarelkin

Expedition 35
March – May, 2013
CDR - Chris Hadfield
FE - Pavel Vinogradov
FE - Aleksander Misurkin
FE - Chris Cassidy
FE - Roman Romanenko
FE - Tom Marshburn

Expedition 36
May – September, 2013
CDR - Pavel Vinogradov
FE - Fyodor Yurchikhin
FE - Luca Parmitano
FE - Karen Nyberg
FE - Aleksander Misurkin
FE - Chris Cassidy

Expedition 37
September – November, 2013
CDR - Fyodor Yurchikhin
FE - Oleg Kotov
FE - Sergey Ryanzansky
FE - Michael Hopkins
FE - Luca Parmitano
FE - Karen Nyberg

Expedition 38
November, 2013 – March, 2014
CDR - Oleg Kotov
FE - Mikhail Tyurin
FE - Rick Mastracchio
FE - Koichi Wakata
FE - Sergey Ryanzansky
FE - Michael Hopkins

Expedition 39
March – May, 2014
CDR - Koichi Wakata
FE - Alexander Skvortsov
FE - Oleg Artemyev
FE - Steve Swanson
FE - Rick Mastracchio
FE - Mikhail Tyurin

Expedition 40
May – September, 2014
CDR - Steve Swanson
FE - TBD (Roscosmos)
FE - Gregory Reid Wiseman
FE - Alexander Gerst
FE - Alexander Skvortsov
FE - Oleg Artemyev

Expedition 41
September – November, 2014
CDR - TBD (Roscosmos)
FE - Dmitriy Kondratyev
FE - Yelena Serova
FE - TBD (NASA)
FE - Gregory Reid Wiseman
FE - Alexander Gerst

Expedition 42
November, 2014 – March, 2015
CDR - Dmitriy Kondratyev
FE - TBD (Roscosmos)
FE - TBD (NASA)
FE - TBD (ESA/JAXA/CSA)
FE - Yelena Serova
FE - TBD (Roscosmos)
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1934 on: 12/18/2011 11:43 pm »
It is wonderful that a russian woman will finally for the first time be launched to the iss in 2014.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1935 on: 12/19/2011 08:58 am »
The german journal Spiegel noticed in a report about Gerst's Training in Cologne that he will fly with Fjodor Jurtschichin and Reid Wiseman.
« Last Edit: 12/19/2011 08:58 am by Frandolf »

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1936 on: 12/19/2011 09:22 am »
Any chance Surayev will now fly on Exp. 40-41 ?
« Last Edit: 12/19/2011 09:24 am by TJL »

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1937 on: 12/19/2011 12:24 pm »
The german journal Spiegel noticed in a report about Gerst's Training in Cologne that he will fly with Fjodor Jurtschichin and Reid Wiseman.

Yes, that was the previous plan, but Yurchikhin has now moved to Expedition 36/37.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1938 on: 12/19/2011 12:46 pm »
The question now is who will replace Yurchikin on Exp. 40/41? Being that the position will include CDR of Expedition 41, it will likely be a veteran cosmonaut. Kornienko and Shripochka come to mind, as one would assume they are next in line for assignment. Kaleri, Borisenko and Samokutyaev are also possibilities.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #1939 on: 12/24/2011 08:46 am »
Will Surayev get a later flight opportunity?

No.

I read somewhere that Suraev will become a member of the Duma

No.

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