Edward Michael "Mike"


International order nº: 439

US astr. nº: 279

Personal data:

Birthdate:  14.03.1967
Birthplace:  Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  01.05.1996
Selection group:  NASA-16
Job:  MSP
Status:  active


Date and time
of launch (UT)
Status while
of landing
Date and time
of landing (UT)
1 Soyuz-TMA4 19 Apr 2004
03h 18m 57s
Soyuz-TMA4 24 Oct 2004
00h 35m 09s
187d 21h 16m 12s.
2 Soyuz-TMA13 12 Oct 2008
07h 01m
Exp-18 FE
Soyuz-TMA13 08 Apr 2009
07h 16m
178d 00h 15m
3 STS-134
15 May 2011
12h 56m
01 Jun 2011
06h 35m
15d 17h 39m
Total duration: 381d 15h 10m 12s.


Date of
Time of
Duration Crew & Remarks
24 Jun 2004 21:57 UT 0h 13m Fincke and G.Padalka; expedition ISS-9. The 10th EVA from airlock Pirs.
Abort of a planned six-hour spacewalk.
30 Jun 2004 21:19 UT 5h 40m Fincke and G.Padalka; expedition ISS-9. The 11th EVA from airlock Pirs.
Installing a new circuit breaker to restore power to one of four gyroscopes that help orient the complex
03 Aug 2004 06:58 UT 4h 30m Fincke and G.Padalka; expedition ISS-9. The 12th EVA from airlock Pirs.
Replacing several materials exposure experiment packages and a thruster contamination monitor, installing reflectors and communications equipment needed for the docking of a new European Space Agency cargo ship
03 Sep 2004 16:43 UT 5h 21m Fincke and G.Padalka; expedition ISS-9. The 13th EVA from airlock Pirs.
Installing three antennas on the exterior of the Zvezda Service Module that will aid the automated docking of a new Station supply craft, the European Automated Transfer Vehicle; replacing of a pump panel on the Zarya module; installation of guides for spacesuit tethers on Zarya handrails; installation of handrail covers near the Pirs Docking Compartment hatch
23 Dec 2008 - UT 5h 38m Fincke and Y.Lonchakov; expedition ISS-18.
Deploying and retrieve several Russian experiments on the station′s exterior and installing a device to measure electromagnetic forces imparted on station hardware as the complex moves through low Earth orbit
10 Mar 2009 - UT 4h 49m Fincke and Y.Lonchakov; expedition ISS-18.
Installing of EXPOSE-R, a European experiment that exposes seeds and spores to the space environment
22 May 2011 UT 8h 07m Fincke and A. Feustel; mission ISS-Exp.
The astronauts refilled radiators with ammonia. They also completed venting the early ammonia system, lubricated a left-side solar joint and parts of Dextre.
25 May 2011 UT 6h 54m Fincke and A. Feustel; mission ISS-Exp.
Installing a grapple, or handle for the robotic arm on the station to grab, on the Zarya module to support robotic operations based from the Russian segment. They also installed additional cables to provide backup power to the Russian portion of the space station.
27 May 2011 UT 7h 24m Fincke and G. Chamitoff; mission ISS-Exp.
They stowed the shuttle′s 50-foot boom on the right-side truss on a permanent stowage fixture, retrieved the grapple from the station′s left-side truss and used it as a replacement for the grapple currently on the boom. They then released restraints from one of the arms on Dextre and replaced thermal insulation on one of the spare gas tanks for the Quest airlock.
Total: 48h 36m EVAs: 9

Backup assignments:

No. Mission Job Date
1  STS-108  Flight Engineer  
2  STS-113  Flight Engineer  
3  Soyuz TMA-8 / Exp 13  Flight Engineer  
4  Soyuz TMA-11 / Exp 16  ISS-CDR  

Additional information

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