ISS crewmembers from the left (front row) are cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition 7 mission commander; European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain; astronaut C. Michael Foale, Expedition 8 mission commander and NASA ISS science officer. From the left (back row) are astronaut Edward T. Lu, Expedition 7 NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer, and cosmonaut Alexander Y. Kaleri, Expedition 8 flight engineer. The ISS Progress 38 cargo carrier approaches the International Space Station for docking. photo credit: NASA


ISS crewmembers from the left (front row) are cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, Expedition 7 mission commander; European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Pedro Duque of Spain; astronaut C. Michael Foale, Expedition 8 mission commander and NASA ISS science officer. From the left (back row) are astronaut Edward T. Lu, Expedition 7 NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer, and cosmonaut Alexander Y. Kaleri, Expedition 8 flight engineer. The ISS Progress 38 cargo carrier approaches the International Space Station for docking. photo credit: NASA


ISS Expedition 7 : Flown $2 Bill

Launch Date: April 26, 2003 | Splashdown Date: October 28, 2003


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About the Provenance

This bill, along with three other flown specimens, was acquired directly from the personal space collection of Yuri Malenchenko. The bills come with flight certification documents, and photographs of Yuri during the signing of each bill.

 About the Bill

This series 1995 bill, with the serial number F07347786B is one of four flown $2 bills from this mission in the museum’s collection. Yuri Malenchenko took a number of $2 bills (estimated as no more than 15) with him as a symbolic gesture to represent the two-manned crew of their mission. The bill was stamped, on orbit, with the official ISS postal cancelation, and the Soyuz blue mission cancelation stamp. Back on Earth, Malenchenko signed each of the bills. The ISS Expedition 7 flown $2 bills hold the distinction of having spent the longest total time in space.

Yuri with examples of flown currency from his ISS 7 mission, including one of the examples of the flown $2 bills.

Yuri with examples of flown currency from his ISS 7 mission, including one of the examples of the flown $2 bills.

Yuri flight certifying one of the flown $2 bills taken aboard by him on his ISS 7 mission.

Yuri flight certifying one of the flown $2 bills taken aboard by him on his ISS 7 mission.

The official signed flight certification note from Yuri Malenchenko.

The official signed flight certification note from Yuri Malenchenko.

Soyuz TMA-2 on its way to the International Space Station, with Yuri Malenchenko and the $2 bills aboard.

Soyuz TMA-2 on its way to the International Space Station, with Yuri Malenchenko and the $2 bills aboard.