Authentic Russian Cosmonaut Yu. Lonchakov Spacesuit Patch Nametag ISS Expedition- 18

Authentic Russian Cosmonaut Yu. Lonchakov Spacesuit Patch Nametag ISS Expedition- 18


Original, authentic spare nametag patch made for the flight suit of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov for his ISS Expedition-18, made by the manufacturer of space wardrobe used by cosmonauts and astronauts on International Space Station (ISS). 

Excellent Condition.

Lonchakov was originally selected to be a Flight Engineer on Expedition 19 , but was transferred to the Expedition 18 crew as a Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander, after Salizhan Sharipov was removed from the crew. The Soyuz TMA-13  spacecraft with Lonchakov, Expedition 18 commander Michael Fincke  and space tourist Richard Garriott  launched on 12 October 2008 at 7:01 UTC. Lonchakov served as the Soyuz commander. After a two-day autonomous flight, Soyuz TMA-13 successfully docked to the Earth-facing docking port of the Zarya module of the ISS on 14 October at 08:26 GMT, seven minutes ahead of schedule. Lonchakov joined the ISS Expedition 18 crew as a flight engineer. While Richard Garriott was aboard, Lonchakov participated during his personal time (along with Michael Fincke, Gregory Chamitoff and Richard Garriott) in filming and starring in the first science-fiction movie made in space, Apogee of Fear.

On 12 March 2009, a piece of debris from the upper stage  of a Delta II rocket used to launch a GPS satellite in 1993, passed close to the ISS. The Expedition 18 crew prepared to evacuate the ISS by closing hatches between modules, and boarding the Soyuz spacecraft that was docked to provide emergency crew escape. The debris did not hit the space station and safely passed by at 16:38 UTC, and the crew were cleared to resume operations about five minutes later.

Lonchakov returned to Earth with NASA astronaut Michael Fincke and spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi. The Soyuz TMA-13 capsule landed in Kazakhstan on 8 April 2009, at 7:16 UTC.

Please inquire us by email for more information on pricing, images and details. 

Add To Cart