Asked in International Space Station
Who are the current inhabitants of the International Space Station. List their names their country and their job or specialty on the station?
As of today (April 20th, 2009) the current space station inhabitants are: 1. Colonel Gennady Padalka -- Mission Commander from Russia -- formerly a pilot and military officer 2. Doctor Michael Barratt -- Flight Engineer #1 from the United States -- formerly an aerospace physician and flight surgeon 3. Doctor Koichi Wakata -- Flight Engineer #2 from Japan -- Ph.D in engineering...formerly an engineer for Japan Airlines. Coming soon: Cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk and European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan May 27. Docking May 29, inaugurating the long-awaited presence of a six-person crew. It also will mark the moment when all five partner agencies are represented by crew members on the orbiting laboratory and will begin Expedition 20, still under the command of Expedition 19 Commander Gennady Padalka. 1. Roman Romanenko -- flight engineer from Russia. 2. Robert Thirsk -- flight engineer from Canada. 3. Frank De Winne -- flight engineer from ESA, later to be Expedition 21 commander.