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An air crewman adjusts the instrument panel in a cockpit simulator at the Military Airlift Command's Airlift Training Center. The center provides initial training for pilots, navigators and flight engineers and also provides courses for C-141 Starlifter a

An instructor and students go over material at the Military Airlift Command's Airlift Training Center. The center provides initial training for pilots, navigators and flight engineers and also provides courses for C-141 Starlifter and C-5 Galaxy aircraft

A civilian employee and an air crewman check the instrument panel in a cockpit simulator at the Military Airlift Command's Airlift Training Center. The center provides initial training for pilots, navigators and flight engineers and also provides courses

The crew of a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter from the 76th Helicopter Flight Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, approaches an obstacle where they must pass a bucket of water through without spilling the contents, during the Helicopter Hover Competition, at GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2001. During this competition, Pilot's and Co-Pilot's rely on their flight engineers to guide the helicopter through the course. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best and demonstrate the commands warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates competition-tough crews; improves readiness and combat...

Two evaluators discuss a helicopter team's results during the Helicopter Hover Competition, at GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2001. During this competition, Pilot's and Co-Pilot's rely their flight engineers to guide a water filled bucket through numerous obstacles with out spilling the contents. The UH-1N Iroquois are parked in the background between rounds. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best and demonstrate the commands warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates competition-tough crews; improves readiness and combat capabilities through preparation, innovation and sharing;...

Using a Sony video camera, SENIOR AIRMAN Johnson, Videographer, 99th Communications Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, tapes a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter flying through the obstacle course in the Helicopter Hover Competition at GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2001. During this competition, Pilot's and Co-Pilot's rely their flight engineers to guide the helicopter with a dangling bucket of water through numerous obstacles without spilling the contents. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best and demonstrate the commands warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates competition-tough crews;...

A UH-1N Iroquois helipter crew from the 341 Helipter Flight, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, receives the orange flag for bypassing an obstacle while guiding a bucket of water through the urse during the Helipter Hover Competition, at GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2001. During this mpetition, Pilot's and Co-Pilot's rely their flight engineers to guide a bucket of water through numerous obstacles with out spilling. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile mpetition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to regnize the best and demonstrate the mmands warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates mpetition-tough crews; improves readiness and...

A UH-1N Iroquois helicopter from the 341st Space Wing, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, places a water-filled bucket in one of the various obstacles for the Helicopter Hover Competition during GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2001. During this competition, Pilot's and Co-Pilot's rely their flight engineers to guide the helicopter with a dangling bucket of water through numerous obstacles without spilling the contents. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best and demonstrate the commands warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates competition-tough crews; improves readiness and combat...

Two evaluators pour water into a bucket as Flight Engineer STAFF Sergeant Ivo Tanciev, USAF, 341st Helicopter Flight, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, watches from the UH-1N Iroquois he and his crew will fly in the course. Part of the GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2001 Hover Event requirement is to guide a water-filled bucket, dangling several feet below the helicopter, through a series of obstacles without spilling the contents. During this competition, Pilot's and Co-Pilot's rely their flight engineers to guide a bucket of water through numerous obstacles with out spilling. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg...

The crew of the UH-1N Iroquois helicopter from the 91st Space Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, receives an orange flag from the judges when they bypassed an obstacle during the "Helicopter Hover Competition." During this competition, Pilot's and Co-Pilot's rely their flight engineers to guide the helicopter with a dangling bucket of water through numerous obstacles without spilling the contents. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best and demonstrate the commands warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates competition-tough crews; improves readiness and combat...

Flight Engineer STAFF Sergeant Ivo Tanciev, USAF, 341st Helicopter Flight, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, hangs out from the UH-1N Iroquois helicopter as he calls movements to the pilots, to guide the water-filled bucket to an obstacle on the Helicopter Hover Competition course during GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2001. During this competition, Pilot's and Co-Pilot's rely their flight engineers to guide the helicopter with a dangling bucket of water through numerous obstacles without spilling the contents. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best and demonstrate the commands...

The crew of a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter from the 76th Helicopter Flight Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, pass a bucket of water through an obstacle during the Helicopter Hover Competition, at GUARDIAN CHALLENGE 2001. During this competition, Pilot's and Co-Pilot's rely their flight engineers to guide a bucket of water through numerous obstacles with out spilling contents. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier space and missile competition, is a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best and demonstrate the commands warfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE creates competition-tough crews; improves readiness and combat capabilities through...

A competition judge tkes bucket from the tke-off site t the "Helicopter Hover Competition." During this competition, Pilot's nd Co-Pilot's rely their flight engineers to guide the helicopter with dngling bucket of wter through numerous obstcles without spilling the contents. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE, the world's premier spce nd missile competition, is four-dy event hosted nnully t Vndenberg AFB, CA "to recognize the best nd demonstrte the commnds wrfighting skills. GUARDIAN CHALLENGE cretes competition-tough crews; improves rediness nd combt cpbilities through preprtion, innovtion nd shring; enhnces esprit de corps nd strengthens temwork cross ll mission...

STS111-S-007 (5 June 2002) --- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off, creating billows of smoke and steam on its way into space for mission STS-111 to the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff occurred at 5:22:49 p.m. (EDT), June 5, 2002. The STS-111 crew includes astronauts Kenneth D. Cockrell, commander; Paul S. Lockhart, pilot, and Franklin R. Chang-Diaz and Philippe Perrin, mission specialists. Also onboard were the Expedition Five crew members including cosmonaut Valery G. Korzun, commander, along with astronaut Peggy A. Whitson and cosmonaut Sergei Y. Treschev, flight engineers. Perrin represents CNES, the French space agency, and Korzun and Treschev are with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Rosaviakosmos). This mission marks the 14th Shuttle flight to the International Space Station and the third Shuttle mission this year. Mission STS-111 is the 18th flight of Endeavour and the 110th flight overall in NASA's Space Shuttle program. sts111-s-007

STS111-S-005 (5 June 2002) --- The Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off, creating billows of smoke and steam on its way into space for mission STS-111 to the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff occurred at 5:22:49 p.m. (EDT), June 5, 2002. The STS-111 crew includes astronauts Kenneth D. Cockrell, commander; Paul S. Lockhart, pilot, and Franklin R. Chang-Diaz and Philippe Perrin, mission specialists. Also onboard were the Expedition Five crewmembers including cosmonaut Valery G. Korzun, commander, along with astronaut Peggy A. Whitson and cosmonaut Sergei Y. Treschev, flight engineers. Perrin represents CNES, the French space agency, and Korzun and Treschev are with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Rosaviakosmos). This mission marks the 14th shuttle flight to the International Space Station and the third shuttle mission this year. Mission STS-111 is the 18th flight of Endeavour and the 110th flight overall in NASA's Space Shuttle program. sts111-s-005

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Derrick Walters (left) and Sergeant (SGT) Rob Smith, flight engineers, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), Echo Company, monitor the take off from inside the USA CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Tageu Air Base (AB), Korea during FOAL EAGLE and RECEPTION STAGING ONWARD MOVEMENT and INTEGRATION (ROS&I)

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Derrick Walters (left) and Sergeant (SGT) Rob Smith, flight engineers, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), Echo Company, monitor the take off from inside the USA CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Tageu Air Base (AB), Korea during FOAL EAGLE and RECEPTION STAGING ONWARD MOVEMENT and INTEGRATION (ROS&I)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Reservist Sergeant (SGT) Bradley Walter (right), and USMC Reservist STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Hugh Rico, Flight Engineers, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron-234 (VMGR-234), walk across the flightline toward their aircraft at Camp Snoopy, Doha International Airport (IAP), Qatar. US Marines deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Sergeant (SGT) Mark Vonachen (left) and USA SGT Kevin McAndrews, Flight Engineers, 160th Aviation Squadron (AVN SQN), perform preventive maintenance on their USA UH-60 Blackhawk (Black Hawk) helicopter. They are part of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) that responds to immediate action situations as directed by the Tactical Operations Center (TOC) commander during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Sergeant (SGT) Mark Vonachen (left) and USA SGT Kevin McAndrews, Flight Engineers, 160th Aviation Squadron (AVN SQN), wait by their USA UH-60 Blackhawk (Black Hawk) helicopter, for Scouts from 1ST Platoon (PLT), Echo (E) Troop, 4th Cavalry (CAV), 2nd Brigade (BDE), to board the aircraft for a Quick Reaction Force (QRF) mission. The QRF responds to immediate action situations directed by the Tactical Operations Center (TOC) commander during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Flight Engineers unloads food and water supplies from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at the Louisiana Super Dome in New Orleans, Louisiana (LA). The Super Dome is being used as a central staging and relocation center for thousands of displaced New Orleans residents affected by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 crew members familiarize themselves with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Standing from left, are Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson, Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency), Scott Parazynski and Commander Pam Melroy. In the foreground at left is Mission Specialist Daniel Tani. Other crew members include Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Douglas Wheelock and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0745

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy familiarizes herself with the Node 2 Harmony module inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other STS-120 crew members include Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Douglas Wheelock, Stephanie Wilson, Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency), Daniel Tani and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0759

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialist Daniel Tani familiarizes himself with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other STS-120 crew members include Commander Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka, and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Douglas Wheelock, Stephanie Wilson, Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency) and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0742

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 crew members familiarize themselves with equipment and payloads inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Standing in front of the Node 2 Harmony module is Paolo Nespoli, who is with the European Space Agency. Other STS-120 crew members include Commander Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Douglas Wheelock, Stephanie Wilson, Daniel Tani and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0762

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Facility, mission STS-120 crew members familiarize themselves with equipment during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Crew members are Commander Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Douglas Wheelock, Stephanie Wilson, Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency), Daniel Tani and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0754

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialists Douglas Wheelock (left) and Scott Parazynski familiarize themselves with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other crew members include Commander Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson, Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency), Daniel Tani and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0752

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 crew members familiarize themselves with equipment and payloads inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Standing inside the Node 2 Harmony module are (from left) Mission Specialists Clayton Anderson and Stephanie Wilson. Other crew members include Commander Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Douglas Wheelock, Daniel Tani, Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency) and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0763

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialists Douglas Wheelock (left) and Scott Parazynski familiarize themselves with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other crew members include Commander Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson, Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency), Daniel Tani and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0753

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 crew members familiarize themselves with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. From the left are Commander Pam Melroy and Mission Specialists Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency), Daniel Tani, Douglas Wheelock and Scott Parazynski. Other crew members include Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0749

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Facility, mission STS-120 crew members familiarize themselves with equipment. Beginning third from left are Commander Pam Melroy, Mission Specialists Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency), Douglas Wheelock and Scott Parazynski. Other crew members include Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson, Daniel Tani and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0748

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With the NASA logo serving as a backdrop, STS-120 Mission Specialist Scott Parazynski familiarizes himself with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other crew members include Commander Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka, and Mission Specialists Douglas Wheelock, Stephanie Wilson, Daniel Tani, Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency) and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0764

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialists Clayton Anderson (left) and Daniel Tani familiarize themselves with the Node 2 Harmony module inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other crew members include Commander Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka, and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Douglas Wheelock, Stephanie Wilson and Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency). Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0765

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialist Daniel Tani and Commander Pam Melroy familiarize themselves with the Node 2 Harmony module inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other crew members include Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Douglas Wheelock, Stephanie Wilson, Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency) and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0756

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialist Scott Parazynski familiarizes himself with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other STS-120 crew members include Commander Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka, and Mission Specialists Douglas Wheelock, Stephanie Wilson, Daniel Tani, Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency) and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0743

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Facility, mission STS-120 crew members familiarize themselves with equipment during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Crew members are Commander Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Douglas Wheelock, Stephanie Wilson, Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency), Daniel Tani and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0755

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Facility, mission STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy stands inside the Node 2 Harmony module to familiarize herself with equipment during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other STS-120 crew members include Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Douglas Wheelock, Stephanie Wilson, Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency), Daniel Tani and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0758

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialist Daniel Tani familiarizes himself with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other STS-120 crew members include Commander Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka, and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Douglas Wheelock, Stephanie Wilson, Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency) and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0740

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During a familiarization visit to the Space Station Processing Facility, mission STS-120 Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson, Commander Pam Melroy and Pilot George Zamka review safety procedures. Other STS-120 crew members include Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Douglas Wheelock, Daniel Tani, Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency) and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0741

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Facility, mission STS-120 crew members familiarize themselves with the Node 2 Harmony module during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. From left are Mission Specialist Scott Parazynski, Commander Pam Melroy and Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson. Other crew members include Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Douglas Wheelock, Paoli Nespoli (with the European Space Agency), Daniel Tani and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0757

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialists Douglas Wheelock and Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency) familiarize themselves with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other crew members include Commander Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Daniel Tani and Clayton Anderson. Mission STS-120 will deliver the Node 2 "Harmony" connecting module to the station. During the mission, Tani and Anderson will transfer to the station and remain as flight engineers for Expedition 15. The mission is tentatively scheduled for August of this year. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0746

ISS020-E-008566 (11 June 2009) --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata (left) and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk, both Expedition 20 flight engineers, are pictured in the Unity node of the International Space Station. iss020e008566

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION -- ISS025-E-10716 -- This image of the southeast United States from the International Space Station on Halloween night is anything but frightening. From 220 miles above Earth, an Expedition 25 crew member aboard the orbiting laboratory took the image, which shows the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, the Florida panhandle and part of the Georgia coast. The Expedition 25 crew members are NASA astronaut and Commander Doug Wheelock, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Shannon Walker, and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Kaleri, all flight engineers. Two days later, NASA and its international partners will celebrate 10 years of continuous human presence aboard the station. Image credit: NASA KSC-2010-5428

(16 Dec. 2010) --- At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Catherine (CadY) Coleman and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli, both Expedition 26 flight engineers, give a thumbs up signal just prior to walkout leading up to today's (Dec. 16 Kazakhstan time) launch aboard the Soyuz TMA 20. Soyuz commander Dmitry Kondratyev of Roscosmos is out of frame. Photo credit: NASA jsc2010e196411

ISS028-E-030090 (22 Aug. 2011) --- NASA astronaut Mike Fossum (bottom) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, both Expedition 28 flight engineers, make preparations to power-up Robonaut 2 ? the first dexterous humanoid robot in space ? in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. iss028e030090

ISS028-E-030088 (22 Aug. 2011) --- NASA astronaut Mike Fossum (foreground) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, both Expedition 28 flight engineers, make preparations to power-up Robonaut 2 ? the first dexterous humanoid robot in space ? in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. iss028e030088

ISS028-E-030091 (22 Aug. 2011) --- NASA astronaut Mike Fossum (bottom) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, both Expedition 28 flight engineers, make preparations to power-up Robonaut 2 ? the first dexterous humanoid robot in space ? in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. iss028e030091

ISS028-E-030085 (22 Aug. 2011) --- NASA astronaut Mike Fossum (bottom) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, both Expedition 28 flight engineers, make preparations to power-up Robonaut 2 ? the first dexterous humanoid robot in space ? in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. iss028e030085

ISS028-E-030086 (22 Aug. 2011) --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and NASA astronaut Mike Fossum (out of frame), both Expedition 28 flight engineers, make preparations to power-up Robonaut 2 ? the first dexterous humanoid robot in space ? in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. iss028e030086

ISS028-E-048379 (12 Sept. 2011) --- Four of the six Expedition 28 crew members onboard the International Space Station pose for a photo in the Harmony node. Pictured clockwise (from the left) are Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev; along with NASA astronauts Mike Fossum and Ron Garan, all flight engineers. iss028e048379

ISS028-E-048388 (12 Sept. 2011) --- Four of the six Expedition 28 crew members onboard the International Space Station pose for a photo in the Harmony node. Pictured clockwise (from the left) are Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev; along with NASA astronauts Mike Fossum and Ron Garan, all flight engineers. iss028e048388

ISS028-E-048400 (12 Sept. 2011) --- Four of the six Expedition 28 crew members onboard the International Space Station pose for a photo in the Harmony node. Pictured clockwise (from the left) are Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev; along with NASA astronauts Mike Fossum and Ron Garan, all flight engineers. iss028e048400

ISS028-E-050067 (15 Sept. 2011) --- Expedition 29 crew members bid farewell to Expedition 28 crew members in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station prior to boarding their Soyuz spacecraft for their trip back to Earth. Pictured are NASA astronaut Mike Fossum (right foreground), Expedition 29 commander; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa (right background) and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov (left), both Expedition 29 flight engineers; Russian cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko (second left), Expedition 28 commander; Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev (center) and NASA astronaut Ron Garan (mostly obscured at right), both Expedition 28 flight engineers. iss028e050067

ISS028-E-050087 (15 Sept. 2011) --- Expedition 29 crew members bid farewell to Expedition 28 crew members in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station prior to boarding their Soyuz spacecraft for their trip back to Earth. Pictured are NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Expedition 29 commander; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, both Expedition 29 flight engineers; Russian cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko, Expedition 28 commander; Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev and NASA astronaut Ron Garan, both Expedition 28 flight engineers. iss028e050087

ISS030-E-078537 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078537

ISS030-E-078385 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078385

ISS030-E-078532 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078532

ISS030-E-078488 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078488

ISS030-E-078511 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078511

ISS030-E-078393 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078393

ISS030-E-078377 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078377

ISS030-E-078388 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078388

ISS030-E-078372 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078372

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Painted graphics line the side of NASA 905 depicting the various ferry flights the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft has supported during the Space Shuttle Program. The names of the pilots and flight engineers who have flown the aircraft also are listed. The aircraft, known as an SCA, is at Kennedy to prepare for shuttle Discovery’s ferry flight to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., on April 17. The SCA is a modified Boeing 747 jet airliner, originally manufactured for commercial use. One of two SCAs employed over the course of the Space Shuttle Program, NASA 905 is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites. NASA 911 was decommissioned at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in California in February. Discovery will be placed on permanent public display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-2036

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, painted graphics line the side of NASA 905 depicting the various ferry flights the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft has supported during the Space Shuttle Program, including the tests using the space shuttle prototype Enterprise, and the names of the pilots and flight engineers who have flown it. Operations are under way at the mate-demate device, in the background, to lift Discovery on top of the aircraft. The device, known as the MDD, is a large gantry-like steel structure used to hoist a shuttle off the ground and position it onto the back of the aircraft, or SCA. The SCA is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. The SCA designated NASA 905 is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites. NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2012-2145

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, painted graphics line the side of NASA 905 depicting the various ferry flights the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft has supported during the Space Shuttle Program, including the tests using the space shuttle prototype Enterprise, and the names of the pilots and flight engineers who have flown it. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is a Boeing 747 jet originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. NASA 905 is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites. Discovery’s new home will be the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2012-2181

ISS031-E-120387 (14 June 2012) --- Expedition 31 crew members pose for an in-flight crew photo in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station. Pictured on the front row are Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (center), commander; along with NASA astronaut Don Pettit (left) and European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers, both flight engineers. Pictured from the left (back row) are NASA astronaut Joe Acaba; along with Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin, all flight engineers. iss031e120387

ISS031-E-150091 (28 June 2012) --- Expedition 31 crew members pose for a photo in the Unity node of the International Space Station. Pictured on the front row are Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (center), commander; along with European Space Agency astronaut Andre Kuipers (right) and NASA astronaut Don Pettit, both flight engineers. Pictured on the back row (from the left) are NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin, all flight engineers. iss031e150091

ISS032-E-026396 (11 Sept. 2012) --- Expedition 32 crew members pose for an in-flight crew portrait in the Quest airlock of the International Space Station. Pictured from the left (front row) are Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Revin, all flight engineers. Pictured on the back row are Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka (right), commander, and NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, flight engineer. A special tool, fashioned onboard for the Sept. 5 spacewalk, floats freely in the foreground. iss032e026396

ISS032-E-025355 (5 Sept. 2012) --- Expedition 32 Flight Engineer Joe Acaba of NASA assists Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, one of two spacewalking flight engineers, as he ingresses the International Space Station following a successful session of extravehicular activity (EVA). Flight Engineer Sunita Williams had joined Hoshide on the spacewalk. iss032e025355

ISS032-E-026306 (10 Sept. 2012) ---Inside 16.5-ton H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3), also known as Kounotori3, the six members of the Expedition 32 crew pose for a "non-geometrical" group portrait before half of the crew leaves the International Space Station in a few days. First to leave the orbital outpost, however, will be the HTV-3 itself, which will be undocked after fulfilling its mission of carrying supplies to the station and of "carrying out the trash" one final time. On the six person crew are Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, NASA astronauts Sunita Williams and Joe Acaba, all flight engineers; Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka, commander; and Sergei Revin, flight engineer. Scheduled to leave the station on Sept. 16 are Padalka, Acaba and Revin; and prior to their departure, Williams will become the next crew commander. iss032e026306

ISS032-E-026879 (12 Sept. 2012) --- The International Space Station's Canadarm2 unberths the unpiloted Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3), filled with trash and unneeded items, in preparation for its release from the station. JAXA astronaut Aki Hoshide and NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, both Expedition 32 flight engineers, used the station's robot arm to grapple the HTV-3 and unberth it from the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node. The cargo craft was released at 11:50 a.m. (EDT) on Sept. 12, 2012. iss032e026879

ISS032-E-026883 (12 Sept. 2012) --- With an oblique view of the southwest coast of Morocco serving as a backdrop, the International Space Station's Canadarm2 grasps the unpiloted Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3), filled with trash and unneeded items, in preparation for its release from the station. JAXA astronaut Aki Hoshide and NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, both Expedition 32 flight engineers, used the station's robot arm to grapple the HTV-3 and undock it from the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node. The cargo craft was released at 11:50 a.m. (EDT) on Sept. 12, 2012. Cape Rhir and port city of Agadir are at lower left and part of the Anti-Atlas mountain range can be seen just inland. iss032e026883

ISS032-E-026882 (12 Sept. 2012) --- The International Space Station's Canadarm2 unberths the unpiloted Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-3), filled with trash and unneeded items, in preparation for its release from the station. JAXA astronaut Aki Hoshide and NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, both Expedition 32 flight engineers, used the station's robot arm to grapple the HTV-3 and unberth it from the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node. The cargo craft was released at 11:50 a.m. (EDT) on Sept. 12, 2012. iss032e026882

ISS032-E-027011 (15 Sept. 2012) --- Expedition 31/32 and Expedition 32/33 crew members pose for a group portrait in the International Space Station’s Unity node following the ceremony of Changing-of-Command from Expedition 32 to Expedition 33. Pictured on the front row are Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka (center), Expedition 32 commander; along with NASA astronaut Joe Acaba (left) and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Revin, both Expedition 32 flight engineers. Pictured on the back row are NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Expedition 33 commander; along with Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (left) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, both Expedition 33 flight engineers. iss032e027011

ISS032-E-027013 (15 Sept. 2012) --- Expedition 31/32 and Expedition 32/33 crew members pose for a group portrait in the International Space Station?s Unity node following the ceremony of Changing-of-Command from Expedition 32 to Expedition 33. Pictured on the front row are Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka (center), Expedition 32 commander; along with NASA astronaut Joe Acaba (left) and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Revin, both Expedition 32 flight engineers. Pictured on the back row are NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Expedition 33 commander; along with Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (left) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, both Expedition 33 flight engineers. iss032e027013

ISS032-E-026977 (15 Sept. 2012) --- Expedition 31/32 and Expedition 32/33 crew members pose for a group portrait in the International Space Station’s Zvezda Service Module following the ceremony of Changing-of-Command from Expedition 32 to Expedition 33. Pictured on the front row are NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Expedition 33 commander; and Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, Expedition 32 commander. Pictured on the back row (from the left) are Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, both Expedition 33 flight engineers; NASA astronaut Joe Acaba and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Revin, both Expedition 32 flight engineers. iss032e026977

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The names of the pilots and flight engineers who have flown NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft are painted on its nose. The aircraft, or SCA, is at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to ferry space shuttle Endeavour to its permanent home. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner, will fly Endeavour to Los Angeles where it will be placed on public display at the California Science Center. This is the final ferry flight scheduled in the Space Shuttle Program era. For more information on the shuttles' transition and retirement, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-5250

Expedition 36 flight engineers in Node 1

Expedition 36 flight engineers in Node 1

ISS038-E-054996 (22 Feb. 2014) --- Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin (left), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata and NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, all Expedition 38 flight engineers, pose for a photo in the Kibo laboratory of the International Space Station. iss038e054996

ISS038-E-054963 (22 Feb. 2014) --- Expedition 38 crew members pose for an in-flight crew portrait in the Kibo laboratory of the International Space Station. Pictured on the bottom row are Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov (center), commander; NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins (left) and Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, both flight engineers. Pictured on the top row (from the left) are Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin and NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, all flight engineers. iss038e054963

iss048e049953 (08/08/2016) --- All six Expedition 48 crew members gather in the Zvezda service module sharing a light moment and a meal. From left are Flight Engineers Anatoly Ivanishin, Oleg Skripochka, Kate Rubins, Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineers Takuya Onishi and Alexey Ovchinin. iss048e049953