Expedition 8 Mission Patch
Item #: MPExp8
This is official mission patch for Expedition 8
to the International Space Station.
for the latest mission updates.
on the station.
Space Agency (ESA)
of Spain, launching with the
crew, returns with the
for the official NASA International Space Station Website.
8 Commander Mike Foale
was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in
June 1987. Before his first flight he flew the Shuttle Avionics Integration
Laboratory (SAIL) simulator to provide verification and testing of the Shuttle
flight software, and later developed crew rescue and integrated operations for
International Space Station Alpha. In preparation for a long-duration flight on
the Russian Space Station Mir, Foale trained at the Cosmonaut Training Center,
Star City, Russia. He also served as Chief of the Astronaut Office Expedition
Corps. A veteran of five space flights, Foale has logged over 178 days in space
including three space walks totaling 18 hours and 49 minutes. He was a mission
specialist on STS-45, STS-56, STS-63 and STS-103, and served as Flight Engineer
2 on Mir 23 and Mir 24 (ascent on STS-84 and return on STS-86). Most recently he
served as Assistant Director (Technical) of the Johnson Space Center. Born
January 6, 1957, in Louth, England, but considers Cambridge, England, to be his
hometown. Married to the former Rhonda R. Butler of Louisville, Kentucky. They
have two children.
8 Flight Engineer Cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri
is a Hero of the Russian
Federation; holds the title of pilot-cosmonaut of the Russian Federation.
Born May 13, 1956, in Yurmala, Latvia. He is married to the former Svetlana L.
Nosova. They have one child, a son. Alexander enjoys running, reading, and
gardening. Click here for the Russian
Space Agency (RKA)
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