ISS Expedition 32
Expedition 32 crew poster.jpg
Promotional Poster
Mission typeISS Expedition
COSPAR ID Edit this at Wikidata
Space StationInternational Space Station
Began1 July 2012, 04:48 (2012-07-01UTC04:48Z) UTC[1]
Ended16 September 2012, 23:09 (2012-09-16UTC23:10Z) UTC[2]
Arrived aboardSoyuz TMA-04M
Soyuz TMA-05M
Departed aboardSoyuz TMA-04M
Soyuz TMA-05M
Crew size6
MembersExpedition 31/32:
Gennady Padalka
Joseph M. Acaba
Sergei Revin

Expedition 32/33:
Sunita Williams
Yuri Malenchenko
Akihiko Hoshide
ISS Expedition 32 Patch.svg

Expedition 32 mission patch
Expedition 32 crew portrait.jpg

(l-r) Hoshide, Malenchenko, Williams, Acaba, Padalka and Revin 

Expedition 32 was the 32nd long-duration expedition to the International Space Station (ISS). It began on 1 July 2012 with the departure from the ISS of the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft, which returned the Expedition 31 crew to Earth,[1] and concluded on 16 September 2012 with the departure of Soyuz TMA-04M.[2] The Soyuz craft returned to Earth on 17 September 2012 at 6:53am Moscow Standard Time when touchdown was officially recorded by the Russian Federal Space Agency.


Position First part
(July 2012)
Second part
(July 2012 to September 2012)
Commander Russia Gennady Padalka, RSA
Fourth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Joseph M. Acaba, NASA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Russia Sergei Revin, RSA
Only spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 United States Sunita Williams, NASA
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 Russia Yuri Malenchenko, RSA
Fifth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 Japan Akihiko Hoshide, JAXA
Second spaceflight


  1. ^ a b Harding, Pete (1 July 2012). "Soyuz TMA-03M undocks from ISS and returns to Earth". NASASpaceFlight (not associated with NASA). Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Soyuz TMA-04M Spacecraft Undocks from Space Station". RIA Novosti. 16 September 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  3. ^ NASA HQ (2010). "NASA And Partners Assign Crews For Upcoming Space Station Missions". NASA. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  4. ^ Astronaut Bio: Sunita Williams
  5. ^ Selection of Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide as a Member of the ISS Expedition Crew
  6. ^ "Expedition 32 crew page". NASA. Retrieved 25 May 2012.