- Press Release
- August 8, 2022
Expedition Five Backup Crewmember Named to Expedition Seven
Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri has been named to
replace Sergei Moschenko as a prime crewmember for Expedition
Seven. Kaleri joins astronaut Ed Lu and Russian cosmonaut
Yuri Malenchenko in training for the long-term increment
aboard the International Space Station next year.
Kaleri was a member of the backup crew for Expedition Five,
currently returning home aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. He’s
also a veteran cosmonaut, having lived aboard the Russian
Space Station Mir during three separate long-term missions:
145 days in 1992, 197 days in 1996 and 73 days in 2000.
Russian officials proposed the crew change to the
Multilateral Crew Operations Panel, and the Panel approved
the action on October 10, 2002.