ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy (FR) flew on the Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-84, the sixth Shuttle mission to dock with the Russian Mir space station, in May 1997. His crewmates were Eileen Collins, Charles Precourt, Ed Lu, Jerry Linenger, Carlos Noriega, Michael Foale and Elena Kondakova (RUS).
The STS-84 patch shows a Space Shuttle launch with Earth and Sun in the background. The names of the eight astronauts who flew on Atlantis, including the two who changed their positions on Mir for a long-duration flight, are shown in the border of the patch.
The rising sun and Greek letter Phi followed by one star represent Phase One (Shuttle-Mir) of the International Space Station programme. The six stars surrounding the word Mir in Cyrillic characters represents the sixth Shuttle-Mir docking mission.