Expedition 49 began upon the departure of Soyuz TMA-20M on September 6, 2016 and concluded upon the departure of Soyuz MS-01 in October 2016. The crew of Soyuz MS-02 then transferred to Expedition 50.
The International Space Station Expedition 49 crew patch features an original design by graphics artist Cindy Bush at NASA's Johnson Space Center, featuring the orbital complex flying across a powerful display of Earth's aurora.
Crew: Commander Anatoli Ivanishin. Flight Engineers: Kathleen Rubins, Takuya Onishi, Robers S. Kimbrough, Andrei Borisenko, and Sergey Ryzhikov