The Expedition 25 Crew
The Expedition 25 crew has completed its mission!
NASA astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin arrived at the International Space Station on June 18, 2010. They joined NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko as part of the Expedition 24 crew. On Sept. 16, 2010, when Caldwell Dyson, Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth, Wheelock, Walker and Yurchikhin became part of Expedition 25.
NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock was the commander of Expedition 25 and flight engineer for Expedition 24. He visited the station in 2007 as part of the STS-120 space shuttle crew. This was his first time living on the station.
NASA astronaut Shannon Walker and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin were flight engineers for Expedition 25. Both of them were flight engineers on Expedition 24.
On Oct. 7, 2010, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka launched on a Soyuz rocket. They docked with the space station and joined the Expedition 25 crew. All three of them were flight engineers for Expedition 25.
This was NASA astronaut Scott Kelly’s third trip to space. He was part of a space shuttle servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope in 1999. He visited the station in 2007 as part of the STS-118 space shuttle crew. This was his first time living on the station.
This was Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka’s first trip to space.
This was Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri’s fourth trip to space and his second stay on the space station. He lived on the station as a crew member of Expedition 8 from October 2003 to April 2004.
The Expedition 25 Mission Patch
The Expedition 25 crew designed a mission patch before flying into space. On the patch, the space shuttle is seen heading to Earth. The sun rises toward a completed International Space Station. The six stars stand for the crew on the station. The names of the crew are written in Russian and English around the edge of the patch. At the bottom, the letters MKC are Russian for ISS.
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