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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --  Members of the STS-112 crew pose for a photo while looking over the Integrated Truss Structure (ITS) S1 (behind them).  The ITS S1 is part of the payload on the mission.  Standing left to right are Mission Specialists Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin, a cosmonaut with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency, David A. Wolf, and Sandra H. Magnus; Pilot Pamela A. Melroy; Mission Specialist Piers J. Sellers; and Commander Jeffrey S. Ashby. Mission STS-112 is scheduled for launch in July 2002 KSC-01pp1563

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Members of the STS-112 crew pose for a ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Members of the STS-112 crew pose for a photo while looking over the Integrated Truss Structure (ITS) S1 (behind them). The ITS S1 is part of the payload on the mission. Standing... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --  In the Operations and Checkout Bldg,, members of the STS-112 crew look over the Integrated Truss Structure (ITS) S1 that will be part of the payload on the mission.  The crew comprises Commander Jeffrey S. Ashby, Pilot Pamela A. Melroy and Mission Specialists David A. Wolf, Piers J. Sellers, Sandra H. Magnus and Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin, a cosmonaut with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency.    Mission STS-112 is scheduled for launch in July 2002 KSC-01pp1561

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- In the Operations and Checkout Bldg,, m...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- In the Operations and Checkout Bldg,, members of the STS-112 crew look over the Integrated Truss Structure (ITS) S1 that will be part of the payload on the mission. The crew comp... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - From the floor of the Operations and Checkout Bldg,, members of the STS-112 crew look over the Integrated Truss Structure (ITS) S1 above them that will be part of the payload on the mission. The crew comprises Commander Jeffrey S. Ashby, Pilot Pamela A. Melroy and Mission Specialists David A. Wolf, Piers J. Sellers, Sandra H. Magnus and Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin, a cosmonaut with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency.    Mission STS-112 is scheduled for launch in July 2002. KSC-01pp1564

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - From the floor of the Operations and Chec...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - From the floor of the Operations and Checkout Bldg,, members of the STS-112 crew look over the Integrated Truss Structure (ITS) S1 above them that will be part of the payload on the... more

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (JSC-2002-E-09639) Official portrait of Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, mission specialist, representing Rosaviakosmos. KSC-02pd1157

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (JSC-2002-E-09639) Official po...

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (JSC-2002-E-09639) Official portrait of Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, mission specialist, representing Rosaviakosmos.

Official Portrait of Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin

Official Portrait of Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin

JSC2002E09639 (12 Feb. 2002) --- Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, representing the Russian Space Agency.

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (STS112-S-002) These five astronauts and cosmonaut take a break from training to pose for the STS-112 crew portrait.  Astronauts Pamela A. Melroy and Jeffrey S. Ashby, pilot and commander respectively, are in the center of the photo.  The mission specialists are from left to right, astronauts Sandra H. Magnus, David A. Wolf and Piers J. Sellers, and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, who represents Rosaviakosmos. KSC-02pd1155

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (STS112-S-002) These five astr...

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (STS112-S-002) These five astronauts and cosmonaut take a break from training to pose for the STS-112 crew portrait. Astronauts Pamela A. Melroy and Jeffrey S. Ashby, pi... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, as part of the Crew Equipment Interface Test, the STS-112 crew get a different view of the mission payload. from underneath.  Second from left is Mission Specialist David Wolf; at right are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers (front) and Fyodor Yurchikhin (back), who is with the Russian Space Agency. Mission STS-112 will be ferrying the S1 ITS to the International Space Station on its scheduled Aug. 22 flight. The S1 truss is the first starboard (right-side) truss segment, whose main job is providing structural support for the orbiting research facility's radiator panels that cool the Space Station's complex power system. The S1 truss segment also will house communications systems, external experiment positions and other subsystems.  The S1 truss will be attached to the S0 truss KSC-02pd0986

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, as part of the Crew Equipment Interface Test, the STS-112 crew get a different view of the mission payload. from underneath. Second from ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-112 crew looks over equipment in the Space Station Processing Facility as part of the Crew Equipment Interface Test.  From left are a technician, Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus, Pilot Pamela Melroy, Mission Specialists David Wolf (seated), Fyodor Yurchikhin and Piers Sellers, and Commander Jeffrey Ashby (in front).  Yurchikhin is with the Russian Space Agency.   Mission STS-112 will be ferrying the S1 ITS to the International Space Station on its scheduled Aug. 22 flight. The S1 truss is the first starboard (right-side) truss segment, whose main job is providing structural support for the orbiting research facility's radiator panels that cool the Space Station's complex power system. The S1 truss segment also will house communications systems, external experiment positions and other subsystems.  The S1 truss will be attached to the S0 truss KSC-02pd0980

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-112 crew looks over equipment in ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-112 crew looks over equipment in the Space Station Processing Facility as part of the Crew Equipment Interface Test. From left are a technician, Mission Specialist Sandra M... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The STS-112 crew gathers in front of structures in the Space Station Processing Facility where they have been looking over part of the payload as part of the Crew Equipment Interface Test activities.  From left are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy and Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus, David Wolf, Piers Sellers and Fyodor Yurchikhin, who is with the Russian Space Agency.  The S1 truss is the first starboard (right-side) truss segment for the International Space Station, whose main job is providing structural support for the orbiting research facility's radiator panels that cool the Station's complex power system. The S1 truss segment also will house communications systems, external experiment positions and other subsystems.  The S1 truss will be attached to the S0 truss.  Launch of STS-112 is scheduled for Aug. 22, 2002 KSC-02pd0993

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew gathers in front of st...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew gathers in front of structures in the Space Station Processing Facility where they have been looking over part of the payload as part of the Crew Equipment Interf... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During a Crew Equipment Interface Test, STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin looks at Atlantis, the designated orbiter for the mission. Yurchikhin is with the Russian Space Agency.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station and will be ferrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure. The S1 truss is the first starboard (right-side) truss segment, whose main job is providing structural support for the radiator panels that cool the Space Station's complex power system. The S1 truss segment also will house communications systems, external experiment positions and other subsystems.  The S1 truss will be attached to the S0 truss.  STS-112 is currently scheduled for launch Aug. 22, 2002 KSC-02pd1062

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During a Crew Equipment Interface Test, ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During a Crew Equipment Interface Test, STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin looks at Atlantis, the designated orbiter for the mission. Yurchikhin is with the Russian Space... more

JSC2002-E-34634 (16 August 2002) --- Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin (left) and astronaut Piers J. Sellers, both STS-112 mission specialists, participate in a review of mission hardware during a training session at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). Yurchikhin represents Rosaviakosmos. jsc2002e34634

JSC2002-E-34634 (16 August 2002) --- Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin (l...

JSC2002-E-34634 (16 August 2002) --- Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin (left) and astronaut Piers J. Sellers, both STS-112 mission specialists, participate in a review of mission hardware during a training session... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is installed on Space Shuttle Atlantis following the welding repair of the propulsion system flow liners as preparations to launch mission STS-112 continue.  Sitting atop the engine is Angela DiMattia, the move director for Rocketdyne.  Just behind and below her is Rocketdyne employee Brickford Lero, offering some additional guidance.  Mission STS-112 is an assembly flight to the International Space Station and is targeted for launch no earlier than Sept. 28, 2002.  Members of the STS-112 crew are Commander Jeffrey Ashby; Pilot Pamela Melroy; and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus, and Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Space Agency. KSC-02pd1191

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSM...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is installed on Space Shuttle Atlantis following the welding repair of the propulsion system flow liners as preparations to launch missio... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is installed on Space Shuttle Atlantis following the welding repair of the propulsion system flow liners as preparations to launch mission STS-112 continue.  Sitting atop the engine is Angela DiMattia, the move director for Rocketdyne.  Just behind and below her is Rocketdyne employee Brickford Lero, offering some additional guidance.  Mission STS-112 is an assembly flight to the International Space Station and is targeted for launch no earlier than Sept. 28, 2002.  Members of the STS-112 crew are Commander Jeffrey Ashby; Pilot Pamela Melroy; and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus, and Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Space Agency. KSC-02pd1190

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSM...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is installed on Space Shuttle Atlantis following the welding repair of the propulsion system flow liners as preparations to launch missio... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is installed on Space Shuttle Atlantis following the welding repair of the propulsion system flow liners as preparations to launch mission STS-112 continue.  Angela DiMattia is the move director for Rocketdyne.  Rocketdyne employee Gerald Braham is seen here behind the engine offering additional guidance.  Mission STS-112 is an assembly flight to the International Space Station and is targeted for launch no earlier than Sept. 28, 2002.  Members of the STS-112 crew are Commander Jeffrey Ashby; Pilot Pamela Melroy; and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus, and Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Space Agency. KSC-02pd1192

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSM...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is installed on Space Shuttle Atlantis following the welding repair of the propulsion system flow liners as preparations to launch missio... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is installed on Space Shuttle Atlantis following the welding repair of the propulsion flow liners as preparations to launch mission STS-112 continue.  Angela DiMattia is the move director for Rocketdyne.  Rocketdyne employee Gerald Braham is seen here behind the engine offering additional guidance.  Below him is Teryon Jones (right), also of Rocketdyne.  Mission STS-112 is an assembly flight to the International Space Station and is targeted for launch no earlier than Sept. 28, 2002.  Members of the STS-112 crew are Commander Jeffrey Ashby; Pilot Pamela Melroy; and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus, and Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Space Agency. KSC-02pd1194

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSM...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is installed on Space Shuttle Atlantis following the welding repair of the propulsion flow liners as preparations to launch mission STS-1... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is installed on Space Shuttle Atlantis following the welding repair of the propulsion system flow liners as preparations to launch mission STS-112 continue.  Mission STS-112 is an assembly flight to the International Space Station and is targeted for launch no earlier than Sept. 28, 2002.  Members of the STS-112 crew are Commander Jeffrey Ashby; Pilot Pamela Melroy; and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus, and Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Space Agency. KSC-02pd1189

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSM...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is installed on Space Shuttle Atlantis following the welding repair of the propulsion system flow liners as preparations to launch missio... more

JSC2002-E-34636 (16 August 2002) --- Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, STS-112 mission specialist representing Rosaviakosmos, looks over a checklist during a training session at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). jsc2002e34636

JSC2002-E-34636 (16 August 2002) --- Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, S...

JSC2002-E-34636 (16 August 2002) --- Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, STS-112 mission specialist representing Rosaviakosmos, looks over a checklist during a training session at the Johnson Space Center (JSC).

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is installed on Space Shuttle Atlantis following the welding repair of the propulsion system flow liners as preparations to launch mission STS-112 continue.  Angela DiMattia is the move director for Rocketdyne.  Rocketdyne employee Gerald Braham is seen here behind the engine offering additional guidance.  Below him are Mark Starr (left) and Teryon Jones (right), both employees of Rocketdyne.  Mission STS-112 is an assembly flight to the International Space Station and is targeted for launch no earlier than Sept. 28, 2002.  Members of the STS-112 crew are Commander Jeffrey Ashby; Pilot Pamela Melroy; and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus, and Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Space Agency. KSC-02pd1193

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSM...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) is installed on Space Shuttle Atlantis following the welding repair of the propulsion system flow liners as preparations to launch missio... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The STS-112 crew pauses for a group photo after arriving at the Shuttle Landing Facility.  From left are Mission Specialist Piers Sellers, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, and Mission Specialists David Wolf and Fyodor Yurchikhin, who is with the Russian Space Agency.  Not shown is Pilot Pamela Melroy.  The crew will be taking part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities in preparation for the mission aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis, which is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment.  The S1 will be attached to the central truss segment, S0, during the 11-day mission. KSC-02pd1307

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The STS-112 crew pauses for a group photo...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The STS-112 crew pauses for a group photo after arriving at the Shuttle Landing Facility. From left are Mission Specialist Piers Sellers, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, and Mission Speci... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin (left), who is with the Russian Space Agency, and Commander Jeffrey Ashby pause on the Shuttle Landing Facility after their arrival.  They and the rest of the crew will be taking part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities in preparation for the mission aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis, which is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment.  The S1 will be attached to the central truss segment, S0, during the 11-day mission. KSC-02pd1306

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchik...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin (left), who is with the Russian Space Agency, and Commander Jeffrey Ashby pause on the Shuttle Landing Facility after their arrival. Th... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -  The STS-112 crew poses for a photo on the back of the M-113 armored personnel carrier they practiced driving as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities.  From left are Mission Specialist David Wolf, Pilot Pamela Melroy, Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, and Mission Specialists Piers Sellers and Fyodor Yurchikhin, who is with the Russian Space Agency.  Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment.  The S1 will be attached to the central truss segment, S0, during the 11-day mission. KSC-02pd1316

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The STS-112 crew poses for a photo on th...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The STS-112 crew poses for a photo on the back of the M-113 armored personnel carrier they practiced driving as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. From left... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin has his launch and entry suit checked for fit in preparation for launch.  The suit check is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which also include emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown.  The mission aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis  is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment.  The S1 will be attached to the central truss segment, S0, during the 11-day mission.  Yurchikhin will assist Pilot Pamela Melroy in preparing the spacewalk hardware for the three scheduled EVAs.  STS-112 is Yurchikhin's first Shuttle flight. KSC-02pd1317

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurc...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin has his launch and entry suit checked for fit in preparation for launch. The suit check is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin, with the Russian Space Agency, Ashby is ready for his practice run driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier.  Yurchikhin and the rest of the crew are at KSC for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which also include a simulated launch countdown.  Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment.  The S1 will be attached to the central truss segment, S0, during the 11-day mission. KSC-02pd1310

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchik...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin, with the Russian Space Agency, Ashby is ready for his practice run driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier. Yurchikhin and the res... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin has his helmet adjusted during suit check as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities.   The TCDT also includes emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown.  The mission aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis  is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment.  The S1 will be attached to the central truss segment, S0, during the 11-day mission.  Yurchikhin will assist Pilot Pamela Melroy in preparing the spacewalk hardware for the three scheduled EVAs.  STS-112 is Yurchikhin's first Shuttle flight. KSC-02pd1319

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchik...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin has his helmet adjusted during suit check as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. The TCDT also includes emergenc... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  In the foreground, STS-112 Pilot Pamela Melroy (left), Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin (center) and Commander Jeffrey Ashby (right) watch as a slidewire basket descends to the landing area.  The crew is taking part in emergency egress training from the pad, part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1339

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the foreground, STS-112 Pilot Pamela...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the foreground, STS-112 Pilot Pamela Melroy (left), Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin (center) and Commander Jeffrey Ashby (right) watch as a slidewire basket descends to th... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The STS-112 crew pauses for a photo in the White Room during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities.  From left, clockwise, are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers and Sandra Magnus, Pilot Pamela Melroy, Commander Jeffrey Ashby and Mission Specialists Fyodor Yurchikhin and David Wolf.  Ashby is holding the mission insignia.  Yurchikhin is with the Russian Space Agency. Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1334

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew pauses for a photo in ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew pauses for a photo in the White Room during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. From left, clockwise, are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers and San... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  During emergency egress training from the launch pad, the STS-112 crew listens to a trainer about use of the system.  The crew members are, from left in the center, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus, Piers Sellers and Fyodor Yurchikhin; and Pilot Pamela Melroy.  In the foreground, left, is Mission Specialist David Wolf.  Yurchikhin is with the Russian Space Agency. The training is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown.  Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1336

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During emergency egress training from t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During emergency egress training from the launch pad, the STS-112 crew listens to a trainer about use of the system. The crew members are, from left in the center, Commander Jeff... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew listen to further instructions about emergency egress from the Shuttle using the slidewire basket.  In the basket are Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus, Fyodor Yurchikhin (with the Russian Space Agency), and Piers Sellers.  At left are Mission Specialist David Wolf and Pilot Pamela Melroy; at right is Commander Jeffrey Ashby.  The training is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown.  Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1342

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew listen to further instr...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew listen to further instructions about emergency egress from the Shuttle using the slidewire basket. In the basket are Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus, Fyodor Yur... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Members of the STS-112 crew stand inside a slidewire basket, a component of the emergency egress system at the pad.  From left are Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus, Fyodor Yurchikhin (with the Russian Space Agency), and Piers Sellers. The training is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown.  Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1341

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-112 crew stand insid...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Members of the STS-112 crew stand inside a slidewire basket, a component of the emergency egress system at the pad. From left are Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus, Fyodor Yurchi... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The STS-112 crew listen to further instructions about emergency egress from the Shuttle.  Standing, left to right, are Mission Specialist Piers Sellers, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy, Mission Specialists Fyodor Yurchikhin (with the Russian Space Agency), David Wolf and Sandra Magnus. The training is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown.  Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1340

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew listen to further inst...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew listen to further instructions about emergency egress from the Shuttle. Standing, left to right, are Mission Specialist Piers Sellers, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, P... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During emergency egress training from the launch pad, the STS-112 crew get instructions on using the slidewire basket. From left, Mission Specialist Piers Sellers (back to camera), Pilot Pamela Melroy, Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin (with the Russian Space Agency), watch as Commander Jeffrey Ashby (below right) grabs the release lever.  Not seen is Mission Specialist David Wolf. The training is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown.  Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1338

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During emergency egress training from th...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During emergency egress training from the launch pad, the STS-112 crew get instructions on using the slidewire basket. From left, Mission Specialist Piers Sellers (back to camera),... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During emergency egress training from the launch pad, the STS-112 crew look at the slidewire basket.  Seen here are, left to right, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy and Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin (with the Russian Space Agency).  Not seen are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers and David Wolf. The training is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown.  Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1337

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During emergency egress training from th...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During emergency egress training from the launch pad, the STS-112 crew look at the slidewire basket. Seen here are, left to right, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy and... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew pauses for a photo in the White Room during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities.  Kneeling in front are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers and David Wolf;  standing, left to right, are Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus,  Pilot Pamela Melroy, Commander Jeffrey Ashby and Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin. (with the Russian Space Agency). Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1335

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew pauses for a photo in t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew pauses for a photo in the White Room during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. Kneeling in front are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers and David Wo... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   During Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, the STS-112 crew poses for a group photo near the launch pad where Space Shuttle Atlantis waits for launch.  Standing left to right are Mission Specialist Piers Sellers, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Mission Specialist David Wolf, Pilot Pamela Melroy, and Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin, who is with the Russian Space Agency.  The TCDT includes emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1333

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During Terminal Countdown Demonstratio...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, the STS-112 crew poses for a group photo near the launch pad where Space Shuttle Atlantis waits for launch. Standing lef... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   The STS-112 crew strides out of the Checkout and Operations Building on their way to the launch pad and a simulated countdown.  On the left, front to back, are Pilot Pamela Melroy and Mission Specialists David Wolf and Fyodor Yurchikhin (RSA).  On the right, front to back, are Commander Jeffrey Ashby and Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus and Piers Sellers. Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1343

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew strides out of the Ch...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew strides out of the Checkout and Operations Building on their way to the launch pad and a simulated countdown. On the left, front to back, are Pilot Pamela Melro... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the White Room at Launch Pad 39B, STS-112  Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin, Ph.D., a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency, receives assistance with his spacesuit during a simulated launch countdown, part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, a dress rehearsal for launch.  Launch of STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled for Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, which will be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1350

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the White Room at Launch Pad 39B, STS...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the White Room at Launch Pad 39B, STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin, Ph.D., a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency, receives assistance with his spacesuit during ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-112 crew gathers for a group photo on the 215-foot level of the Fixed Service Structure.  From left are Mission Specialists Fyodor Yurchikhin, Piers Sellers and David Wolf; Pilot Pamela Melroy; Commander Jeffrey Ashby; and Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus.  Behind them at left is seen one of the white solid rocket boosters and the orange external tank on Space Shuttle Atlantis. Mission STS-112 is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts.  The 11-day mission is expected to conclude with a landing at KSC Oct. 13. KSC-02pd1365

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-112 crew gathers for a group phot...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-112 crew gathers for a group photo on the 215-foot level of the Fixed Service Structure. From left are Mission Specialists Fyodor Yurchikhin, Piers Sellers and David Wolf; ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin (with the Russian Space Agency) takes a break during emergency egress practice on the 195-foot level of the Fixed Service Structure, Launch Pad 39B. He and the rest of the crew are taking part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1362

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchik...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin (with the Russian Space Agency) takes a break during emergency egress practice on the 195-foot level of the Fixed Service Structure, Lau... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Sitting in a slidewire basket on the 195-foot level of the Fixed Service Structure, Launch Pad 39B, are STS-112 Mission Specialists Fyodor Yurchikhin (left) and David Wolf.  They and the rest of the crew are practicing emergency egress from the pad during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1357

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Sitting in a slidewire basket on the 195...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Sitting in a slidewire basket on the 195-foot level of the Fixed Service Structure, Launch Pad 39B, are STS-112 Mission Specialists Fyodor Yurchikhin (left) and David Wolf. They a... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   Sitting in a slidewire basket on the 195-foot level of the Fixed Service Structure, Launch Pad 39B, are STS-112 Mission Specialists Fyodor Yurchikhin (left) and David Wolf.  They and the rest of the crew are practicing emergency egress from the pad during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1353

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Sitting in a slidewire basket on the 1...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Sitting in a slidewire basket on the 195-foot level of the Fixed Service Structure, Launch Pad 39B, are STS-112 Mission Specialists Fyodor Yurchikhin (left) and David Wolf. They... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   The STS-112 crew heads for the Astrovan and a ride to the launch pad for a simulated countdown.  From left are Mission Specialists Fyodor Yurchikhin (RSA), David Wolf and Piers Sellers; Pilot Pamela Melroy; Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus; and Commander Jeffrey Ashby. Mission STS-112 aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 2, between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. KSC-02pd1344

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew heads for the Astrova...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew heads for the Astrovan and a ride to the launch pad for a simulated countdown. From left are Mission Specialists Fyodor Yurchikhin (RSA), David Wolf and Piers S... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   The STS-112 crew pauses for a photo after their arrival at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility.  Standing, left to right, are Mission Specialist Piers Sellers, Pilot Pamela Melroy, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Sandra Magnus and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin.  Sellers, Magnus and Yurchikhin are making their first Shuttle flights. STS-112, aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis, is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts.  The 11-day mission includes three spacewalks.   Launch is scheduled for Oct. 2 between 2 and 6 p.m. KSC-02pd1377

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew pauses for a photo af...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew pauses for a photo after their arrival at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility. Standing, left to right, are Mission Specialist Piers Sellers, Pilot Pamela Melroy, ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  STS-112 crew members share a few words after their arrival at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility to begin launch preparations.  In the center are Commander Jeffrey Ashby (left) and Mission Specialist David Wolf (right).  With their backs to the camera are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers (far left) and Sandra Magnus (far right).  Not shown are Pilot Pamela Melroy and Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin, who is with the Russian Space Agency. STS-112, aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis, is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts.  The 11-day mission includes three spacewalks. Launch is scheduled for Oct. 2 between 2 and 6 p.m. KSC-02pd1380

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-112 crew members share a few words ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-112 crew members share a few words after their arrival at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility to begin launch preparations. In the center are Commander Jeffrey Ashby (left) and ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin, who is with the Russian Space Agency, shows his happiness at returning to KSC to prepare for launch.  He will be making his first Shuttle flight.  STS-112, aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis, is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts.  The 11-day mission includes three spacewalks. Launch is scheduled for Oct. 2 between 2 and 6 p.m. KSC-02pd1378

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurch...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin, who is with the Russian Space Agency, shows his happiness at returning to KSC to prepare for launch. He will be making his first Shu... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  After their arrival at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, the STS-112 crew members stride happily to the side of the parking apron and a photo opportunity.  From left are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Mission Specialist Piers Sellers, Pilot Pamela Melroy and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin, who is with the Russian Space Agency. Launch is scheduled for Oct. 2 between 2 and 6 p.m. STS-112, aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis, is the 15th assembly mission to the International Space Station.  Atlantis will be carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts.  The 11-day mission includes three spacewalks. KSC-02pd1381

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After their arrival at the KSC Shuttle ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After their arrival at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, the STS-112 crew members stride happily to the side of the parking apron and a photo opportunity. From left are Commander... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --STS-112 Mission Specialist  Fyodor Yurchikhin, of the Russian Space Agency, dons his spacesuit for a final fit check in preparation for his launch to the International Space Station aboard Atlantis.  Launch is scheduled for Oct. 2 between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT. KSC-02pd1395

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin, of the Russian Space Agency, dons his spacesuit for a final fit check in preparation for his launch to the International Space Station... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --STS-112 Mission Specialist  Fyodor Yurchikhin, of the Russian Space Agency, dons his spacesuit for a final fit check in preparation for his launch to the International Space Station aboard Atlantis.  Launch is scheduled for Oct. 2 between 2 and 6 p.m. EDT. KSC-02pd1394

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin, of the Russian Space Agency, dons his spacesuit for a final fit check in preparation for his launch to the International Space Station... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-112 Commander Jeffrey S. Ashby poses in front of Launch Pad 39B during a tour of Kennedy Space Center prior to launch.  Also on the tour were the other members of the crew including Pilot Pamela Ann Melroy and Mission Specialists David A. Wolf, Sandra H. Magnus, Piers J. Sellers, and Fyodor N. Yurchikhin of the Russian Space Agency.  The launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis was postponed today to no earlier than Thursday, Oct. 3, while weather forecasters and the mission management team assess the possible effect Hurricane Lili may have on the Mission Control Center located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. KSC-02pd1417

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-112 Commander Jeffrey S. Ashby poses ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-112 Commander Jeffrey S. Ashby poses in front of Launch Pad 39B during a tour of Kennedy Space Center prior to launch. Also on the tour were the other members of the crew inclu... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-112 Pilot Pamela Ann Melroy (left) conducts a last-minute inspection of some cables inside Space Shuttle Atlantis at Launch Pad 39B prior to the launch of her mission.  The STS-112 crew also includes Commander Jeffrey S. Ashby and Mission Specialists David A. Wolf, Sandra H. Magnus, Piers J. Sellers, and Fyodor N. Yurchikhin of the Russian Space Agency.  Launch of the mission was postponed today to no earlier than Thursday, Oct. 3, while weather forecasters and the mission management team assess the possible effect Hurricane Lili may have on the Mission Control Center located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. KSC-02pd1418

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-112 Pilot Pamela Ann Melroy (left) co...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-112 Pilot Pamela Ann Melroy (left) conducts a last-minute inspection of some cables inside Space Shuttle Atlantis at Launch Pad 39B prior to the launch of her mission. The STS-... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of the STS-112 crew pose in front of Launch Pad 39B during a tour of Kennedy Space Center prior to launch.  From left, they are Mission Specialist Sandra H. Magnus, Commander Jeffrey S. Ashby, Pilot Pamela Ann Melroy, and Mission Specialists David A. Wolf, Fyodor N. Yurchikhin of the Russian Space Agency, and Piers J. Sellers.  The launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis was postponed today to no earlier than Thursday, Oct. 3, while weather forecasters and the mission management team assess the possible effect Hurricane Lili may have on the Mission Control Center located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. KSC-02pd1416

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of the STS-112 crew pose in front...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Members of the STS-112 crew pose in front of Launch Pad 39B during a tour of Kennedy Space Center prior to launch. From left, they are Mission Specialist Sandra H. Magnus, Commande... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, the STS-112 crew takes time out from a visit with Russian officials to pose for a portrait.  From left are Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, Ph.D., a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency; Aslan Abashidze, President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia); Commander Jeffrey S. Ashby; Mission Specialist Sandra H. Magnus, Ph.D.; Pilot Pamela Ann Melroy; Georgi Abashidze, Mayor of Batumi (Yurchikhin's hometown); and Mission Specialist Piers J. Sellers, Ph.D.  Mission Specialist David A. Wolf, M.D., not pictured, is also a member of the crew.  The STS-112 crew is awaiting launch to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.  The launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, Oct. 7, so that the Mission Control Center, located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, can be secured and protected from potential storm impacts from Hurricane Lili. KSC-02pd1432

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, the STS-112 crew takes time out from a visit with Russian officials to pose for a portrait. From left are Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurc... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, Aslan Abashidze (left), President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia), STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, Ph.D., a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency; and Georgi Abashidze, Mayor of Batumi (Yurchikhin's hometown), pose for a portrait.  Yurchikhin and the other members of the STS-112 crew are awaiting launch to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.  The launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, Oct. 7, so that the Mission Control Center, located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, can be secured and protected from potential storm impacts from Hurricane Lili. KSC-02pd1431

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, Aslan Abashidze (left), President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia), STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, Aslan Abashidze (right), President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia), visits with the STS-112 crew.  From left, they are Mission Specialist Piers J. Sellers; Pilot Pamela Ann Melroy; Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency; Mission Specialist Sandra H. Magnus; and CommanderJeffrey S. Ashby.  Mission Specialist David A. Wolf, not pictured, is also a member of the crew.  The crew is awaiting launch on mission STS-112 to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.  The launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, Oct. 7, so that the Mission Control Center, located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, can be secured and protected from potential storm impacts from Hurricane Lili. KSC-02pd1430

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Operations and Checkout Building, Aslan Abashidze (right), President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia), visits with the STS-112 crew. From left, they a... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Aslan Abashidze, President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia) shakes hands with STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, Ph.D., (right) a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency.  Yurchikhin is at Kennedy Space Center awaiting his launch aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-112 to the International Space Station.  The launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, Oct. 7, so that the Mission Control Center, located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, can be secured and protected from potential storm impacts from Hurricane Lili. KSC-02pd1429

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Aslan Abashidze, President of the Autonom...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Aslan Abashidze, President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia) shakes hands with STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, Ph.D., (right) a cosmonaut with... more

STS112-S-005 (7 October 2002) ---  An automated camera records the launch of mission STS-112, the 15th  assembly flight to the International Space Station.  Liftoff from Launch Pad 39B occurred at 3:46 p.m. (EDT), October 7, 2002. Atlantis carried the S1 Integrated Truss Structure and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A. The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. On the 11-day mission, three spacewalks were successful in attaching the S1 truss to the Station and performing other scheduled ISS work. The STS-112 crew members of Atlantis are  Jeffrey S. Ashby, commander;  Pamela A. Melroy, pilot;  and  David A. Wolf, Piers J. Sellers, Sandra H. Magnus and Rosaviakosmos' Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, all mission specialists. sts112-s-005

STS112-S-005 (7 October 2002) --- An automated camera records the lau...

STS112-S-005 (7 October 2002) --- An automated camera records the launch of mission STS-112, the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station. Liftoff from Launch Pad 39B occurred at 3:46 p.m. (ED... more

STS112-S-014 (7 October 2002) --- The Space Shuttle Atlantis shoots through the clear blue sky after launch on mission STS-112, the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station. Liftoff from Launch Pad 39B occurred at 3:46 p.m. (EDT), October 7, 2002.. Atlantis carried the S1 Integrated Truss Structure and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A. The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. On the 11-day mission,  three spacewalks were successful in attaching the S1 truss to the Station and performing other scheduled ISS work. The STS-112 crew members of Atlantis are   Jeffrey S. Ashby, commander; Pamela A. Melroy, pilot; and David A. Wolf, Piers J. Sellers, Sandra H. Magnus and Rosaviakosmos' Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, all mission specialists. sts112-s-014

STS112-S-014 (7 October 2002) --- The Space Shuttle Atlantis shoots th...

STS112-S-014 (7 October 2002) --- The Space Shuttle Atlantis shoots through the clear blue sky after launch on mission STS-112, the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station. Liftoff from Launch P... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  During suitup for launch, STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin shows he is ready for his first Shuttle flight.  STS-112 is the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station, carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts.  On the 11-day mission, three spacewalks are planned to attach the S1 truss.   Launch is scheduled for 3:46 p.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39B. KSC-02pd1446

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During suitup for launch, STS-112 Missi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During suitup for launch, STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin shows he is ready for his first Shuttle flight. STS-112 is the 15th assembly flight to the International Sp... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The STS-112 crew relaxes at the traditional crew meal before getting ready for launch later in the day.  Seated, from left, are Mission Specialist Piers Sellers and Fyodor Yurchikhin, Pilot Pamela Melroy, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, and Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus and David Wolf.   STS-112 is the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station, carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts.  On the 11-day mission, three spacewalks are planned to attach the S1 truss to the Station.   Launch is scheduled for 3:46 p.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39B. KSC-02pd1444

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew relaxes at the traditi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew relaxes at the traditional crew meal before getting ready for launch later in the day. Seated, from left, are Mission Specialist Piers Sellers and Fyodor Yurchik... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Still waving at spectators, the STS-112 crew heads for the Astrovan that will take them to Launch Pad 39B and Space Shuttle Atlantis.  Liftoff is scheduled for 3:46 p.m. EDT.  From left are Mission Specialists Fyodor Yurchikhin David Wolf, and Piers Sellers; Pilot Pamela Melroy; Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus; and Commander Jeffrey Ashby. Sellers, Magnus and Yurchikhin are making their first Shuttle flights. STS-112 is the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station, carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts.  On the 11-day mission, three spacewalks are planned to attach the S1 truss to the Station. KSC-02pd1452

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Still waving at spectators, the STS-112...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Still waving at spectators, the STS-112 crew heads for the Astrovan that will take them to Launch Pad 39B and Space Shuttle Atlantis. Liftoff is scheduled for 3:46 p.m. EDT. Fro... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - -- In the White Room at Launch Pad 39B, STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, Ph.D., a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency, receives assistance with his spacesuit before boarding Space Shuttle Atlantis.  Liftoff is schedued for 3:46 p.m. EDT. Along with a crew of six, Atlantis will carry the S1 Integrated Truss Structure and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A to the International Space Station (ISS). The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts. On the 11-day mission, three spacewalks are planned to attach the S1 truss. KSC-02pp1486

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - -- In the White Room at Launch Pad 39B, S...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - -- In the White Room at Launch Pad 39B, STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, Ph.D., a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency, receives assistance with his spacesuit bef... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The STS-112 crew eagerly exit the Operations and Checkout Building for their ride to Launch Pad 39B and the launch scheduled 3:46 p.m. EDT.  Leading the way are Pilot Pamela Melroy and Commander Jeffrey Ashby.  In the second row are Mission Specialists David Wolf (left) and Sandra Magnus.  Behind them are Mission Specialists Fyodor Yurchikhin and Piers Sellers.  Sellers, Magnus and Yurchikhin are making their first Shuttle flights. STS-112 is the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station, carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts.  On the 11-day mission, three spacewalks are planned to attach the S1 truss to the Station.   [Photo courtesy of Scott Andrews] KSC-02pd1453

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew eagerly exit the Opera...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew eagerly exit the Operations and Checkout Building for their ride to Launch Pad 39B and the launch scheduled 3:46 p.m. EDT. Leading the way are Pilot Pamela Melro... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew wave to spectators as they exit the Operations and Checkout Building for their ride to Launch Pad 39B and the launch scheduled 3:46 p.m. EDT.  Leading the way are Pilot Pamela Melroy and Commander Jeffrey Ashby.  In the second row are Mission Specialists David Wolf (left) and Sandra Magnus.  Behind them are Mission Specialists Fyodor Yurchikhin and Piers Sellers.  Sellers, Magnus and Yurchikhin are making their first Shuttle flights. STS-112 is the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station, carrying the S1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first starboard truss segment, to be attached to the central truss segment, S0, and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A.  The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking astronauts.  On the 11-day mission, three spacewalks are planned to attach the S1 truss to the Station. KSC-02pd1451

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew wave to spectators as t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew wave to spectators as they exit the Operations and Checkout Building for their ride to Launch Pad 39B and the launch scheduled 3:46 p.m. EDT. Leading the way are ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Space Shuttle Atlantis is close to touchdown at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.  The returning crew of Atlantis are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin. This landing is the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program. KSC-02pd1582

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Atlantis is close to touch...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Atlantis is close to touchdown at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown occur... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Atlantis kicks up dust as it touches down on runway 33 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility after completing its 11-day mission to the International Space Station. Aboard is the STS-112 crew comprising Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Sandra Magnus, Piers Sellers and Fyodor Yurchikhin. Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m. Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.   This was the 60th landing at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program. KSC-02pp1600

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Atlantis kicks up dust as it touches do...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Atlantis kicks up dust as it touches down on runway 33 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility after completing its 11-day mission to the International Space Station. Aboard is the ST... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  After a flawless landing on runway 33 of the Shuttle Landing Facility, the STS-112 crew poses in front of Atlantis.  From left are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers and Sandra Magnus, Pilot Pamela Melroy, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, and Mission Specialists David Wolf and Fyodor Yurchikhin, who represents the Russian Space Agency. Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m. Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment. KSC-02pd1595

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After a flawless landing on runway 33 o...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After a flawless landing on runway 33 of the Shuttle Landing Facility, the STS-112 crew poses in front of Atlantis. From left are Mission Specialists Piers Sellers and Sandra Mag... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin, who represents the Russian Space Agency, smiles at a question posed during the crew's post-landing briefing for the media. Mission STS-112  was the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station, installing the S1 truss.  The landing was the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program. KSC-02pd1632

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin, who represents the Russian Space Agency, smiles at a question posed during the crew's post-landing briefing for the media. Mission STS... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis casts a needle-shaped shadow as it drops to the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.  The returning crew of Atlantis are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin. This landing is the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program. KSC-02pd1584

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis casts a needle-sh...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis casts a needle-shaped shadow as it drops to the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space St... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Atlantis kicks up dust as it touches down on runway 33 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility after completing its 11-day mission to the International Space Station. Aboard is the STS-112 crew comprising Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Sandra Magnus, Piers Sellers and Fyodor Yurchikhin. Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m. Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.   This was the 60th landing at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program. KSC-02pp1597

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Atlantis kicks up dust as it touches down...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Atlantis kicks up dust as it touches down on runway 33 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility after completing its 11-day mission to the International Space Station. Aboard is the STS-... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A drag chute slows Atlantis after touchdown on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.  The returning crew of Atlantis are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin. This landing is the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program. KSC-02pp1598

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A drag chute slows Atlantis after touchdo...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A drag chute slows Atlantis after touchdown on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station. Main gear touc... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis stirs up dust as it touches down on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.  The returning crew of Atlantis are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin. This landing is the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program.      . KSC-02pd1587

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis stirs up dust as ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis stirs up dust as it touches down on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station. M... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Atlantis drops to the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.  The returning crew of Atlantis are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin. This landing is the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program. KSC-02pd1583

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Atlantis drops to the runwa...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Atlantis drops to the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown occurred... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A fire rescue truck stands by for safety reasons as Space Shuttle Atlantis slows to a stop on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.  The returning crew of Atlantis are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin. This landing is the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program.          . KSC-02pd1589

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A fire rescue truck stands by for safety ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A fire rescue truck stands by for safety reasons as Space Shuttle Atlantis slows to a stop on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to t... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-112 crew pauses at the microphone in front of Atlantis after exiting the crew transport vehicle.  From left are Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus, Pilot Pamela Melroy, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Piers Sellers.  The flawless landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on Runway 33 at KSC completed a 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment. KSC-02pd1593

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-112 crew pauses at the microphone...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-112 crew pauses at the microphone in front of Atlantis after exiting the crew transport vehicle. From left are Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus, Pilot Pamela Melroy, Comman... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The STS-112 crew takes part in a post-landing briefing for the media.  Moderating, at left, is George Diller, with the NASA News Center.  The crew, from left, are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Sandra Magnus, Piers Sellers and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin. Mission STS-112  was the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station, installing the S1 truss.  The landing was the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program. KSC-02pd1626

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew takes part in a post-l...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew takes part in a post-landing briefing for the media. Moderating, at left, is George Diller, with the NASA News Center. The crew, from left, are Commander Jeffre... more

STS112-S-028 (18 October 2002) --- The main landing gear of the Space Shuttle Atlantis is seconds away from touchdown at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey that included a week of work with the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. (EDT), October 18, 2002; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m. Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44. Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment. The STS-112 crew members of Atlantis are Jeffrey S. Ashby, commander; Pamela A. Melroy, pilot; and David A. Wolf, Piers J. Sellers, Sandra H. Magnus and Rosaviakosmos' Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, all mission specialists. sts112-s-028

STS112-S-028 (18 October 2002) --- The main landing gear of the Space ...

STS112-S-028 (18 October 2002) --- The main landing gear of the Space Shuttle Atlantis is seconds away from touchdown at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey that included a wee... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Atlantis kicks up dust as it touches down on runway 33 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility after completing its 11-day mission to the International Space Station. Aboard is the STS-112 crew comprising Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Sandra Magnus, Piers Sellers and Fyodor Yurchikhin. Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m. Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.   This was the 60th landing at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program. KSC-02pp1596

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Atlantis kicks up dust as it touches down...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Atlantis kicks up dust as it touches down on runway 33 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility after completing its 11-day mission to the International Space Station. Aboard is the STS-... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   Space Shuttle Atlantis kicks up dust as it touches down at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.  The returning crew of Atlantis are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin. This landing is the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program. KSC-02pd1580

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis kicks up dust a...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis kicks up dust as it touches down at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station. Main gear to... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis approaches the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.  The returning crew of Atlantis are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin. This landing is the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program.       . KSC-02pd1586

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis approaches the ru...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis approaches the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown occur... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  As the STS-112 crew leaves the crew transport vehicle, they are greeted by mission managers and guests.  The crew, from left, are Mission Specialists David Wolf, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sandra Magnus; Pilot Pamela Melroy; Piers Sellers (talking to Acting Deputy Director JoAnn Morgan) and Commander Jeffrey Ashby (talking to Launch Director Mike Leinbach).  Morgan is also Director of External Relations and Business Development.  The crew returned to KSC after completing a 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.           . KSC-02pd1590

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As the STS-112 crew leaves the crew tra...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- As the STS-112 crew leaves the crew transport vehicle, they are greeted by mission managers and guests. The crew, from left, are Mission Specialists David Wolf, Fyodor Yurchikhin... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   Space Shuttle Atlantis approaches the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.  The returning crew of Atlantis are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin. This landing is the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program. KSC-02pd1581

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Atlantis approaches the r...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Atlantis approaches the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown occu... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Its shadow precedes it as Space Shuttle Atlantis drops to the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.  The returning crew of Atlantis are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin. This landing is the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program.      . KSC-02pd1585

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Its shadow precedes it as Space Shuttle A...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Its shadow precedes it as Space Shuttle Atlantis drops to the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station. Ma... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew clown for the camera in front of Atlantis after saying a few words about their 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station.   From left are Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus, Pilot Pamela Melroy, Commander Jeffrey Ashby, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Piers Sellers.  The flawless landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on Runway 33 at KSC completed the 10 day, 19 hour, 58 minute, 44 second- long mission. Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment. KSC-02pd1594

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew clown for the camera in...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew clown for the camera in front of Atlantis after saying a few words about their 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station. From left are Mission... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  Accompanied by astronaut Kent Rominger (far left), STS-112 crew members head for the Astrovan after exiting the crew transport vehicle and greeting the spectators.  In the center is Mission Specialist Fyodor Yurchikhin; at right is Mission Specialist David Wolf.  The flawless landing of Atlantis on Runway 33 at KSC completed a 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment. KSC-02pd1592

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Accompanied by astronaut Kent Rominger (...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Accompanied by astronaut Kent Rominger (far left), STS-112 crew members head for the Astrovan after exiting the crew transport vehicle and greeting the spectators. In the center i... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  STS-112 Pilot Pamela Melroy (left) and Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus (center) talk to Acting Deputy Director JoAnn Morgan (right) after the crew's return to KSC.  A flawless landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis completed a 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station.  Other crew members are Commander Jeffrey Ashby and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Fyodor Yurchikhin and Piers Sellers.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment. KSC-02pd1591

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-112 Pilot Pamela Melroy (left) and ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-112 Pilot Pamela Melroy (left) and Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus (center) talk to Acting Deputy Director JoAnn Morgan (right) after the crew's return to KSC. A flawless la... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Its drag chute deployed, Space Shuttle Atlantis slows to a stop after touchdown on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the International Space Station.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. EDT; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m.  Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44.  Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment.  The returning crew of Atlantis are Commander Jeffrey Ashby, Pilot Pamela Melroy, and Mission Specialists David Wolf, Piers Sellers, Sandra Magnus and Fyodor Yurchikhin. This landing is the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program.        . KSC-02pd1588

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Its drag chute deployed, Space Shuttle ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Its drag chute deployed, Space Shuttle Atlantis slows to a stop after touchdown on Runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey to the Intern... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The STS-112 crew departs for Houston after their successful landing Oct. 18 on orbiter Atlantis.  Seen with his family is cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin.  Mission STS-112  was the 15th assembly flight to the International Space Station, installing the S1 truss.  The landing was the 60th at KSC in the history of the Shuttle program. KSC-02pd1633

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew departs for Houston af...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-112 crew departs for Houston after their successful landing Oct. 18 on orbiter Atlantis. Seen with his family is cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin. Mission STS-112 was the 15... more

STS112-S-024 (18 October 2002) --- Space Shuttle Atlantis kicks up dust as it touches down at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey that included a week of work with the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown occurred at 11:43:40 a.m. (EDT), October 18, 2002; nose gear touchdown at 11:43:48 a.m.; and wheel stop at 11:44:35 a.m. Mission elapsed time was 10:19:58:44. Mission STS-112 expanded the size of the Station with the addition of the S1 truss segment. The STS-112 crew members of Atlantis are Jeffrey S. Ashby, commander; Pamela A. Melroy, pilot; and David A. Wolf, Piers J. Sellers, Sandra H. Magnus and Rosaviakosmos' Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, all mission specialists. sts112-s-024

STS112-S-024 (18 October 2002) --- Space Shuttle Atlantis kicks up dus...

STS112-S-024 (18 October 2002) --- Space Shuttle Atlantis kicks up dust as it touches down at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing the 4.5-million-mile journey that included a week of work with the Internat... more

ISS015-S-002A (21 Sept. 2006) --- Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin (center), Expedition 15 commander representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; cosmonaut Oleg V. Kotov (right), flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; and astronaut Sunita L. Williams, flight engineer, take a break from training at Johnson Space Center to pose for a crew portrait. Williams will join Expedition 14 in progress after traveling to the International Space Station on shuttle mission STS-116 in December 2006 and will become an Expedition 15 flight engineer on April 19, 2007, after Yurchikhin and Kotov dock to the station. iss015-s-002a

ISS015-S-002A (21 Sept. 2006) --- Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin (cent...

ISS015-S-002A (21 Sept. 2006) --- Cosmonaut Fyodor N. Yurchikhin (center), Expedition 15 commander representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; cosmonaut Oleg V. Kotov (right), flight engineer representing Russi... more

Live video from the International Space Station is shown on the screen in the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, outside Moscow, October 12, 2007. Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson (bottom right), Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko (bottom center) and Malaysian Spaceflight Participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (bottom left) docked their Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft to the station at 10:50 a.m. EDT. Oct. 12, 2007. (top left to right) Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineers Oleg Kotov and Clay Anderson welcomed the new crew aboard the station when the hatches were opened at 12:22p.m. EDT. Both crews will work together for about nine days before Yurchikhin, Kotov and Shukor depart in their Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft. Photo Credit: "NASA/Bill Ingalls" 07pd2861

Live video from the International Space Station is shown on the screen...

Live video from the International Space Station is shown on the screen in the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, outside Moscow, October 12, 2007. Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson (bottom right), S... more

Korolev, Russia -- Live video from the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft of the International Space Station is shown on the screen in the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, outside Moscow Oct. 12, 2007. Expedition 16 Commander Peggy Whitson (bottom right), Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer Yuri Malenchenko (bottom center) and Malaysian Spaceflight Participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor (bottom left) docked their Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft to the station at 10:50 a.m. EDT Oct. 12, 2007. From top left to right, Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhim and Flight Engineers Oleg Kotov and Clay Anderson welcomed the new crew aboard the station when the hatches were opened at 12:22 p.m. EDT. Both crews fill work together for about nine days before Yurchikhin, Kotov and Shukor depart in their Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft.  Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls KSC-07pd2861

Korolev, Russia -- Live video from the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft of the ...

Korolev, Russia -- Live video from the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft of the International Space Station is shown on the screen in the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, outside Moscow Oct. 12, 2007. Expeditio... more

FE Fyodor Yurchikhin works on the Uragan Experiment in the SM

FE Fyodor Yurchikhin works on the Uragan Experiment in the SM

ISS024-E-007527 (8 July 2010) --- In the International Space Station’s Zvezda Service Module, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Expedition 24 flight engineer, conducts a session for Russia's Environmental Sa... more

FE Fyodor Yurchikhin works on the Uragan Experiment in the SM

FE Fyodor Yurchikhin works on the Uragan Experiment in the SM

ISS024-E-007526 (8 July 2010) --- In the International Space Station’s Zvezda Service Module, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Expedition 24 flight engineer, conducts a session for Russia's Environmental Sa... more

FE Fyodor Yurchikhin works on the Uragan Experiment in the SM

FE Fyodor Yurchikhin works on the Uragan Experiment in the SM

ISS024-E-007525 (8 July 2010) --- In the International Space Station’s Zvezda Service Module, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Expedition 24 flight engineer, conducts a session for Russia's Environmental Sa... more

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

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION -- ISS025-E-10716 -- This image of the sou...

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 Exp... more

JSC2012-E-238480 (27 Aug. 2012) --- NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin (center) and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, all Expedition 34 backup crew members, attired in Russian Sokol launch and entry suits, take a break from training in Star City, Russia to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2012e238480

JSC2012-E-238480 (27 Aug. 2012) --- NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Russi...

JSC2012-E-238480 (27 Aug. 2012) --- NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin (center) and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, all Expedition 34 backup crew members, attired i... more

At the Gagarin Museum at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 34/35 Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn of NASA (left) signs a testimonial book Nov. 29, 2012 during ceremonial activities. The book is signed by all Russian and international space travelers prior to their flights. Looking on are Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko (front center), and Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (front right). In the back row are their backups, NASA’s Karen Nyberg (left), Fyodor Yurchikhin (center) and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency (right). Marshburn, Romanenko and Hadfield are scheduled to launch Dec. 19 to the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2012e239104

At the Gagarin Museum at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star...

At the Gagarin Museum at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 34/35 Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn of NASA (left) signs a testimonial book Nov. 29, 2012 during ceremonial activi... more

At the Gagarin Museum at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 34/35 Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko (front center) thumbs through a testimonial book Nov. 29, 2012 during ceremonial activities. The book is signed by all Russian and international space travelers prior to their flights. Romanenko, NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn (front left), Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (front right) and their backups, NASA’s Karen Nyberg (rear left), Fyodor Yurchikhin (rear center) and Luca Parmitano (rear right) are training for the launch of Marshburn, Hadfield and Romanenko Dec. 19 to the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2012e239102

At the Gagarin Museum at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star...

At the Gagarin Museum at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 34/35 Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko (front center) thumbs through a testimonial book Nov. 29, 2012 during ceremo... more

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the Expedition 34/35 prime and backup crewmembers pose for pictures in front of the statue of Vladimir Lenin Dec. 6, 2012 before departing for their launch site at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for final training. From left to right are backup crewmembers Karen Nyberg of NASA, Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and prime crewmembers Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko, Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency and Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn of NASA. Romanenko, Hadfield and Marshburn will launch Dec. 19 on their Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft from Baikonur for a five-month mission on the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2012e241353

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the Exp...

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, the Expedition 34/35 prime and backup crewmembers pose for pictures in front of the statue of Vladimir Lenin Dec. 6, 2012 before departing for thei... more

As Russian and Kazakh officials look on, the Expedition 34/35 prime and backup crewmembers raised the flags of Russia, the U.S., Canada and Kazakhstan during traditional ceremonies Dec. 9, 2012 outside their Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. At the flagpoles from left to right are prime Soyuz Commander Roman Romanenko and his backup, Fyodor Yurchikhin, prime Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency, backup NASA Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg and prime NASA Flight Engineer Tom Marshburn, and backup Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency. Marshburn, Romanenko and Hadfield will launch Dec. 19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in their Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft for a five-month mission on the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2012e241581

As Russian and Kazakh officials look on, the Expedition 34/35 prime an...

As Russian and Kazakh officials look on, the Expedition 34/35 prime and backup crewmembers raised the flags of Russia, the U.S., Canada and Kazakhstan during traditional ceremonies Dec. 9, 2012 outside their Co... more