Expedition 19

    ISS019-S-002 -- Expedition 19 crew Image above: Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, Expedition 19 commander; NASA astronaut Michael Barratt (left) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, both flight engineers, take a break from training at NASA's Johnson Space Center to pose for a crew portrait. Image credit: NASA

Crew Profiles

  • Commander Gennady Padalka

    Commander Gennady I. Padalka

    Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, a colonel in the Russian Air Force, commanded the Expedition 19 and 20 missions and served as Soyuz commander. He previously served as commander of Expedition 9 in 2004. During Padalka's first stay at the International Space Station, he performed four spacewalks.

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  • Flight Engineer Michael Barratt

    Flight Engineer Michael R. Barratt

    Astronaut Michael Barratt served as a flight engineer for Expeditions 19 and 20. He also served as lead crew surgeon for the first Expedition crew to the station from July 1998 until he was selected as an astronaut candidate.

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  • Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata

    Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata flew to the station on STS-119 and served as flight engineer for Expeditions 18, 19 and 20. Wakata was the first resident station crew member from JAXA. He returned to Earth on STS-127.

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  • Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi

    Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi

    Born in Budapest, Hungary, Simonyi studied mathematics and computer science in the United States. He runs his own software engineering firm and contributes frequently to education and the arts. Simonyi previously flew to the station in April 2007 as a spaceflight participant with the Expedition 15 crew.

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