Mir EO-24

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Mir EO-24
Mission type Mir expedition
Mission duration 197 days, 17 hours, 34 minutes[citation needed] (at Mir)
197 days, 17 hours, 34 minutes[citation needed] (launch to landing)
Distance travelled ~126,000,000 kilometres (78,000,000 mi)
Orbits completed 3,128
Space Station Mir
Began 5 August 1997 (1997-08-05)
Ended 19 February 1998 (1998-02-20)
Arrived aboard Soyuz TM-26
Foale: STS-84
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Wolf: STS-86
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Thomas: STS-89
Space Shuttle Endeavour
Departed aboard Soyuz TM-26
Foale: STS-86
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Wolf: STS-89
Space Shuttle Endeavour
Thomas: STS-91
Space Shuttle Discovery
Crew size 3
Members Anatoly Solovyev
Pavel Vinogradov
Colin Michael Foale* (August-September)
David Wolf (September-January)
Andy Thomas† (January-February)
* - transferred from EO-23
† - transferred to EO-25

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Long-term Mir expeditions
← EO-23
EO-25 →

Mir EO-24 was the 24th long-duration mission to Russia's Mir space station.


This mission was part of the Shuttle-Mir Program, in which three American astronauts flew aboard the station during Mir EO-24.

Position First Part
(August 1997 to September 1997)
Second Part
(September 1997 to January, 1998)
Third Part
(January, 1998 to February, 1998)
Commander Russia Anatoly Solovyev
Fifth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Russia Pavel Vinogradov
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United States Colin Michael Foale
Fourth spaceflight
Launched during Mir EO-23
United States David Wolf
Third spaceflight
United States Andy Thomas
Second spaceflight

Note: France Léopold Eyharts joined the Soyuz TM-26 crew on the way home from Mir, after launching with Soyuz TM-27 crewmembers Talgat Musabayev and Nikolai Budarin at the end of Mir EO-24. Foale arrived aboard Mir during the EO-23 mission, and was transferred to the EO-24 crew when the expeditions changed. Thomas remained aboard Mir as part of the EO-25 crew after the end of EO-24.

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