Mir EO-24


Mir EO-24
Mission typeMir expedition
Mission duration197 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 completed3,128
Space StationMir
Began5 August 1997 (1997-08-05)
Ended19 February 1998 (1998-02-20)
Arrived aboardSoyuz TM-26
Foale: STS-84
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Wolf: STS-86
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Thomas: STS-89
Space Shuttle Endeavour
Departed aboardSoyuz TM-26
Foale: STS-86
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Wolf: STS-89
Space Shuttle Endeavour
Thomas: STS-91
Space Shuttle Discovery
Crew size3
MembersAnatoly Solovyev
Pavel Vinogradov
Colin Michael Foale* (August-September)
David Wolf (September-January)
Andy Thomas† (January-February)
* - transferred from EO-23
† - transferred to EO-25
Soyuz TM-26 patch.png
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 and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Russia Pavel Vinogradov
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United Kingdom/United States Michael Foale
Fourth spaceflight
Launched during Mir EO-23
United States David Wolf
Third spaceflight
Australia/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.

See also

External links

  • Mir 24 Summary