ISS Expedition 54
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Promotional Poster
Mission typeISS Expedition
Space StationInternational Space Station
Began14 December 2017 UTC[1]
Ended27 February 2018 UTC[2]
Arrived aboardSoyuz MS-06
Soyuz MS-07
Departed aboardSoyuz MS-06
Soyuz MS-07
Crew size6[3]
MembersExpedition 53/54:
Alexander Misurkin
Mark T. Vande Hei
Joseph M. Acaba
Expedition 54/55:
Anton Shkaplerov
Scott D. Tingle
Norishige Kanai
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Expedition 54 mission patch
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(l-r) Acaba, Vande Hei, Misurkin, Shkaplerov, Tingle, and Kanai 

Expedition 54 was the 54th expedition to the International Space Station, which began upon the departure of Soyuz MS-05 on December 14, 2017 and concluded upon the departure of Soyuz MS-06 on February 27, 2018. Alexander Misurkin, Mark Vande Hei and Joseph Acaba were transferred from Expedition 53, with Alexander Misurkin taking the commander role. Transfer of Command from Expedition 54 to Expedition 55 was done on February 26, 2018. Expedition 54 officially ended on February 27, 2018 23:08 UTC, with the undocking of Soyuz MS-06.[2]


Position First Part
(December 14, 2017 to December 17, 2017)
Second Part
(December 17, 2017 to February 27, 2018)
Commander Russia Alexander Misurkin, RSA
Second Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Mark T. Vande Hei, NASA
First Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United States Joseph M. Acaba, NASA
Third Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 Russia Anton Shkaplerov, RSA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 United States Scott D. Tingle, NASA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 Japan Norishige Kanai, JAXA
First spaceflight



EVA # Spacewalkers Start (UTC) End (UTC) Duration
Expedition 54
United States Mark T. Vande Hei

United States Scott D. Tingle

January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018
7 hours 24 minutes
Replaced Latching End Effector (LEE-B) on Canadarm2, Installed failed LEE on ESP2, Replaced LEE Camera, Replaced EVA Socket.
Expedition 54
EVA 2*
Russia Alexander Misurkin

Russia Anton Shkaplerov

February 2, 2018


February 2, 2018


8 hours 13 minutes
Remove and replacement of an electronics box for a high-gain communications antenna on the Zvezda service module.
Expedition 54
United States Mark T. Vande Hei

Japan Norishige Kanai

February 16, 2018


February 16, 2018


5 hours 57 minutes
Finished removal and replacement of Latching End Effector on POA, Replaced LEE Camera, Installed Ground Strap on Canadarm2, Brought failed LEE inside, Lubricated Canadarm2, Moved Tool Platform on Dextre, Adjusted Struts on Flex Hose Rotary Coupler.

*denotes spacewalks performed from the Pirs docking compartment in Russian Orlan suits.
All other spacewalks were performed from the Quest airlock.

Uncrewed spaceflights to the ISS

Resupply missions that visited the International Space Station during Expedition 54:

- ISS flight number
Country Mission Launcher Launch
Duration (Docked) Deorbit
SpaceX CRS-13
- CRS SpX-13
 United States Logistics Falcon 9 15 Dec 2017, 15:36:00 17 Dec 2017, 10:57 13 Jan 2018, 09:58 26d 23h 1m 13 Jan 2018, 14:43
Progress MS-08
- ISS 69P
 Russia Logistics Soyuz-2.1a 13 Feb 2018, 08:13:33 15 Feb 2018, 10:38 23 Aug 2018, 02:16 188d 15h 38m 30 Aug 2018


  1. ^ Garcia, Mark. "Dragon Attached to Station for Month of Cargo Transfers". NASA. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b Garcia, Mark. "Expedition 54 Trio Undocks from Station, Begins Ride Home". NASA. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Astronauts Just Watched 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in Space!".
  4. ^ "Expedition 54". NASA. Retrieved 2017-04-10.