The Expedition 24 Crew
The Expedition 24 crew has completed its mission!
NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Alexander Skvortsov arrived at the International Space Station on April 4, 2010. They were part of the Expedition 23 and Expedition 24 crews.
Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov was the Expedition 24 commander. He had been a flight engineer for Expedition 23. This was his first trip to space.
NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko were flight engineers for Expedition 24. Both of them had been flight engineers on Expedition 23.
On June 15, 2010, NASA astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin launched on a Soyuz rocket. They docked with the space station and joined the Expedition 24 crew. All three of them were flight engineers for Expedition 24.
This was NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock's second trip to space. He visited the station in 2007 as part of the STS-120 space shuttle crew. This was his first time living on the station.
This was NASA astronaut Shannon Walker's first trip to space.
This was Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin's third visit to the space station. In 2002, he visited the station as part of the STS-112 crew. And in 2007, Yurchikhin lived on the station for six months as the commander of Expedition 15.
The Expedition 24 Mission Patch
The Expedition 24 mission patch has the space station in the center flying over Earth. The Roman numerals for 24, XXIV, are on the station's solar arrays. Five rays of sun are seen over the horizon of Earth. Each ray is for one of the international groups working together on the space station. Two groups of three red stars represent the astronauts in this crew. The names of the crew members are around the edge of the patch.
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