Authentic NASA Astronaut S. Helms Spacesuit Patch Set ISS Expedition- 2

Authentic NASA Astronaut S. Helms Spacesuit Patch Set ISS Expedition- 2

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Original, authentic spare nametag and flag patches set made for the flight suit of NASA astronaut  S. Helms for her ISS Expedition 2, made by Kentaur- the manufacturer of space wardrobe used by cosmonauts and astronauts on International Space Station (ISS). 

Excellent condition.

Expedition-2, March 8 to August 22, 2001 was a mission to the International Space Station and Helms was as a member of the second crew to inhabit the International Space Station Alpha. The Expedition-2 crew (two American astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut) launched on March 8, 2001 on board STS-102 Discovery and successfully docked with the station on March 9, 2001. The Expedition-2 crew installed and conducted tests on the Canadian-made Space Station Robotic arm (SSRMS), conducted internal and external maintenance tasks (Russian and American), in addition to medical and science experiments. During her stay on board, Helms installed the airlock (brought up on the STS-104 mission) using the SSRM. She and her crewmates also performed a 'fly around' of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft and welcomed the visiting Soyuz crew that included the first space tourist, Dennis Tito. On March 11, she performed a world-record 8 hour and 56-minute spacewalk to install hardware to the external body of the laboratory module. Helms spent a total of 163 days aboard the space station. She returned to earth with theSTS-105 crew aboard Discover on August 22, 2001.

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