Expedition 27

ISS Expedition 27
Mission typeISS Expedition
Space StationInternational Space Station
Began16 March 2011, 08:54 (2011-03-16UTC08:54Z) UTC
Ended23 May 2011, 21:35 (2011-05-23UTC21:36Z) UTC
Arrived aboardSoyuz TMA-20
Soyuz TMA-21
Departed aboardSoyuz TMA-20
Soyuz TMA-21
Crew size6
MembersExpedition 26/27:
Dmitri Kondratyev
Catherine Coleman
Paolo Nespoli

Expedition 27/28:
Andrei Borisenko
Aleksandr Samokutyayev
Ron Garan
ISS Expedition 27 Patch.pngExpedition 27 crew portrait.jpg
(l-r) Garan, Nespoli, Samokutyayev, Coleman, Borisenko and Kondratyev 

Expedition 27 was the 27th long-duration expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), starting on 16 March 2011. Expedition 27 saw numerous notable events, including the undocking of the Progress M-09M and Kounotori 2 spacecraft, the arrival of the Soyuz TMA-21 and Progress M-10M spacecraft, and the final rendezvous with the ISS of NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour, on its last mission, STS-134. The expedition ended on 23 May 2011 with the departure of the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft, although command of the station was ceremonially handed over to the crew of Expedition 28 on 22 May.


Expedition 27 mission poster
Position First part
(March 2011)
Second part
(April 2011 to May 2011)
Commander Russia Dmitri Kondratyev, RSA
Only spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Catherine Coleman, NASA
Third and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Italy Paolo Nespoli, ESA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 Russia Andrei Borisenko, RSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 Russia Aleksandr Samokutyayev,RSA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 United States Ron Garan, NASA
Second and last spaceflight
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русский: МКС-27
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українська: МКС-27