Space Mission Insignia Title

International Space Station Mission Insignia

The International Space Station was first launched into orbit on November 20, 1998. The first module, name Zarya, was launched aboard a Russian Proton rocket. The second module, called Unity, was launched aboard the Space Shuttle during mission STS-88 and the two units were joined together. The station continued to expand until the last module was installed on March 1, 2011. The first long-duration crew departed for the station on November 2, 2000. Known as Expedition 1, the crew consisted of two Russian cosmonauts and one American astronaut. The crew remained on the station for 136 days. The end of the Space Shuttle program created a problem for the space station. The only transportation to and from the station was aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Commercial supply flights to the station began in late 2012. Several new launch systems are currently being developed by NASA and commercial companies that will eventually be able to transport astronauts to the space station.

ISS Program Insignia ISS Expedition 1 Mission Patch ISS Expedition 2 Mission Patch

International Space
Station (ISS)

First Module - November 20, 1998

ISS Expedition 1

Start: November 2, 2000
End: March 18, 2001

ISS Expedition 2

Start: March 10, 2001
End: August 20, 2001
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ISS Expedition 3

Start: August 12, 2001
End: December 15, 2001

ISS Expedition 4

Start: December 7, 2001
End: June 15, 2002

ISS Expedition 5

Start: June 7, 2002
End: December 2, 2002
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ISS Expedition 6

Start: November 25, 2002
End: May 3, 2003

ISS Expedition 7

Start: April 28, 2003
End: October 27, 2003

ISS Expedition 8

Start: October 20, 2003
End: April 29, 2004
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ISS Expedition 9

Start: April 21, 2004
End: October 23, 2004

ISS Expedition 10

Start: October 16, 2004
End: April 24, 2005

ISS Expedition 11

Start: April 17, 2005
End: October 10, 2005
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ISS Expedition 12

Start: October 3, 2005
End: April 8, 2006

ISS Expedition 13

Start: April 1, 2006
End: September 28, 2006

ISS Expedition 14

Start: September 18, 2006
End: April 21, 2007
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ISS Expedition 15

Start: April 7, 2007
End: November 3, 2007

ISS Expedition 16

Start: October 10, 2007
End: June 14, 2008

ISS Expedition 17

Start: April 8, 2008
End: November 30, 2008
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ISS Expedition 18

Start: May 31, 2008
End: April 8, 2009

ISS Expedition 19

Start: March 28, 2009
End:May 29, 2009

ISS Expedition 20

Start: May 29, 2009
End: October 11, 2009
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ISS Expedition 21

Start: October 30, 2009
End: December 1, 2009

ISS Expedition 22

Start: November 23, 2009
End: March 17, 2010

ISS Expedition 23

Start: March 17, 2010
End: June 2, 2010
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ISS Expedition 24

Start: June 1, 2010
End: September 25, 2010

ISS Expedition 25

Start: September 25, 2010
End: November 26, 2010

ISS Expedition 26

Start: November 26, 2010
End: March 16, 2011
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ISS Expedition 27

Start: March 16, 2011
End: May 23, 2011

ISS Expedition 28

Start: May 23, 2011
Start: September 16, 2011

ISS Expedition 29

Start: September 16, 2011
End: November 21, 2011
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ISS Expedition 30

Start: November 21, 2011
End: April 27, 2012

ISS Expedition 31

Start: April 27, 2012
End: July 1, 2012

ISS Expedition 32

Start: July 1, 2012
End: September 16, 2012
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ISS Expedition 33

Start: September 16, 2012
End: November 18, 2012

ISS Expedition 34

Start: November 18, 2012
End: March 15, 2013

ISS Expedition 35

Start: March 13, 2013
End: May 13, 2013
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ISS Expedition 36

Start: May 13, 2013
End: September 10, 2013

ISS Expedition 37

Start: September 10, 2013
End: November 10, 2013

ISS Expedition 38

Start: November 10, 2013
End: March 10, 2014
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ISS Expedition 39

Start: March 10, 2014
End: May 13, 2014

ISS Expedition 40

Start: May 13, 2014
End: September 10, 2014

ISS Expedition 41

Start: September 10, 2014
End: November 10, 2014
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ISS Expedition 42

Start: November 10, 2014
End: March 11, 2015

ISS Expedition 43

Start: March 11, 2015
End: June 11, 2015

ISS Expedition 44

Start: June 11, 2015
End: September 11, 2015
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ISS Expedition 45

Start: September 11, 2015
End: December 11, 2015

ISS Expedition 46

Start: December 11, 2015
End: March 1, 2016

ISS Expedition 47

Start: March 1, 2016
End: June 18, 2016
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ISS Expedition 48

Start: July 7, 2016
End: September 6, 2016

ISS Expedition 49

Start: September 6, 2016
End: November 2016

ISS Expedition 50

Start: TBD
End: TBD
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ISS Expedition 51

Start: TBD
End: TBD

ISS Expedition 52

Start: TBD
End: TBD

ISS Expedition 53

Start: TBD
End: TBD