STS-86 was the seventh Shuttle-Mir docking mission. The international
crew included astronauts from the United States, Russia, and France.
The flags of these countries are incorporated in the rays of the astronaut
logo. The seven stars represent this seventh mission. The rays of
light streaking across the sky depict the orbital tracks of the two
spacecraft as they prepare to dock. During the flight an American
astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut performed a spacewalk. The mercator
projection of Earth illustrates the global cooperative nature of the