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STS105-308-020 - STS-105 - STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew portrait in orbiter middeck

STS105-308-020 - STS-105 - STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew port...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew portrait in the orbiter middeck. In this portrait are Expedition Three crewmembers Frank Culbertson, Vladimir De... More

STS105-308-018 - STS-105 - STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew portrait in orbiter middeck

STS105-308-018 - STS-105 - STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew port...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew portrait in the orbiter middeck. In this portrait are Expedition Three crewmembers Frank Culbertson, Vladimir De... More

S105E5053 - STS-105 - Expedition Three crew portrait of Tyurin, Dezhurov and Culbertson

S105E5053 - STS-105 - Expedition Three crew portrait of Tyurin, Dezhur...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition Three crew portrait of Mikhail Tyurin, Vladimir Dezhurov and Frank Culbertson taken in the orbiter middeck. Subject Terms: Astronauts, Cosmo... More

STS105-306-014 - STS-105 - Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to the Expedition Two crew

STS105-306-014 - STS-105 - Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to the E...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to Expedition Two crewmembers Susan Helms, Yury Usachev and James Voss. Mikhail Tyu... More

STS105-308-012 - STS-105 - Expedition Three crew poses for portrait in the orbiter middeck

STS105-308-012 - STS-105 - Expedition Three crew poses for portrait in...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition Three crew poses for a portrait in the orbiter middeck. Crewmembers are Mikhail Tyurin, Vladimir Dezhurov, and Frank Culbertson. Subject Te... More

S105E5048 - STS-105 - Dezhurov and Tyurin pose in the middeck with the open airlock hatch

S105E5048 - STS-105 - Dezhurov and Tyurin pose in the middeck with the...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition Three Flight Engineers Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin pose in the middeck with the open airlock hatch. Subject Terms: Discovery (Orbit... More

STS105-308-017 - STS-105 - STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew portrait in orbiter middeck

STS105-308-017 - STS-105 - STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew port...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew portrait in the orbiter middeck. In this portrait are Expedition Three crewmembers Frank Culbertson, Vladimir De... More

STS105-308-019 - STS-105 - STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew portrait in orbiter middeck

STS105-308-019 - STS-105 - STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew port...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew portrait in the orbiter middeck. In this portrait are Expedition Three crewmembers Frank Culbertson, Vladimir De... More

S105E5205 - STS-105 - STS-105, Expedition Two and Three crews share a light moment with liquid bubbles

S105E5205 - STS-105 - STS-105, Expedition Two and Three crews share a ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-105, Expedition Two and Three crews share a light moment with liquid bubbles in the International Space Station (ISS) Service Module/Zvezda. In vie... More

STS105-306-015 - STS-105 - Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to the Expedition Two crew

STS105-306-015 - STS-105 - Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to the E...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to Expedition Two crewmembers Susan Helms, Yury Usachev and James Voss. Mikhail Tyu... More

STS105-308-021 - STS-105 - STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew portrait in orbiter middeck

STS105-308-021 - STS-105 - STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew port...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew portrait in the orbiter middeck. In this portrait are Expedition Three crewmembers Frank Culbertson, Vladimir De... More

STS105-308-011 - STS-105 - Expedition Three crew poses for portrait in the orbiter middeck

STS105-308-011 - STS-105 - Expedition Three crew poses for portrait in...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition Three crew poses for a portrait in the orbiter middeck. Crewmembers are Mikhail Tyurin, Vladimir Dezhurov, and Frank Culbertson. Subject Te... More

STS105-306-012 - STS-105 - Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to the Expedition Two crew

STS105-306-012 - STS-105 - Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to the E...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to Expedition Two crewmembers Susan Helms, Yury Usachev and James Voss. Mikhail Tyu... More

STS105-308-022 - STS-105 - STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew portrait in orbiter middeck

STS105-308-022 - STS-105 - STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew port...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-105 crew and Expedition Three crew portrait in the orbiter middeck. In this portrait are Expedition Three crewmembers Frank Culbertson, Vladimir De... More

STS105-306-011 - STS-105 - Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to the Expedition Two crew

STS105-306-011 - STS-105 - Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to the E...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to Expedition Two crewmembers Susan Helms, Yury Usachev and James Voss. Mikhail Tyu... More

S105E5049 - STS-105 - Dezhurov and Tyurin pose in the middeck with the open airlock hatch

S105E5049 - STS-105 - Dezhurov and Tyurin pose in the middeck with the...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition Three Flight Engineers Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin pose in the middeck with the open airlock hatch. Subject Terms: Cosmonauts, Disc... More

STS105-306-016 - STS-105 - Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to the Expedition Two crew

STS105-306-016 - STS-105 - Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to the E...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbertson presents STS-105 shirts to Expedition Two crewmembers Susan Helms, Yury Usachev and James Voss. Mikhail Tyu... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew Commander Frank Culbertson is behind the wheel of the M-113 armored personnel carrier that is part of emergency egress training at the pad. The training is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which also include a simulated launch countdown and familiarization with the payload. The STS-105 crew members taking part are Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Daniel Barry and Patrick Forrester; and the other Expedition Three crew members: cosmonauts Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001 KSC-01pp1306

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew Commander Frank Cu...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew Commander Frank Culbertson is behind the wheel of the M-113 armored personnel carrier that is part of emergency egress training at the pad. The training is pa... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbertson happily sits through suit fit check as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. He and fellow crew members Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin, both with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency, are taking part in the TCDT along with the STS-105 crew: Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Daniel Barry and Patrick Forrester. The TCDT also includes emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001 KSC-01pp1317

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbert...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbertson happily sits through suit fit check as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. He and fellow crew members Vladimir Nik... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Commander Scott Horowitz is ready to take the wheel of the M-113 armored personnel carrier that is part of emergency egress training at the pad.  The training is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which also include a simulated launch countdown and familiarization with the payload. Other STS-105 crew members taking part are Pilot Rick Sturckow and Mission Specialists Daniel Barry and Patrick Forrester; and the Expedition Three crew, Commander Frank Culbertson, and cosmonauts Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001 KSC-01pp1310

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Commander Scott Horowitz is read...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Commander Scott Horowitz is ready to take the wheel of the M-113 armored personnel carrier that is part of emergency egress training at the pad. The training is part of Te... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Mission Specialist Daniel T. Barry is ready to take the wheel of the M-113 armored personnel carrier that is part of emergency egress training at the pad. The training is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which also include a simulated launch countdown and familiarization with the payload. Other STS-105 crew members taking part are Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow, and Mission Specialist Patrick Forrester; and the Expedition Three crew, Commander Frank Culbertson, and cosmonauts Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001 KSC-01pp1308

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Mission Specialist Daniel T. Bar...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Mission Specialist Daniel T. Barry is ready to take the wheel of the M-113 armored personnel carrier that is part of emergency egress training at the pad. The training is p... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew member Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov undergoes suit fit check as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. He and fellow crew members Commander Frank Culbertson and Mikhail Tyurin are taking part in the TCDT along with the STS-105 crew: Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Daniel Barry and Patrick Forrester. Dezhurov and Tyurin are both with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. The TCDT also includes emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001 KSC-01pp1320

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew member Vladimir Ni...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew member Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov undergoes suit fit check as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. He and fellow crew members Commande... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Mission Specialist Patrick Forrester waits to don his helmet during suit fit check as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. He and other crew members Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow and Mission Specialist Daniel Barry are also taking part in the TCDT, which includes emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin, both with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency - several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001 KSC-01pp1318

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Mission Specialist Patrick Forre...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Mission Specialist Patrick Forrester waits to don his helmet during suit fit check as part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. He and other crew members Co... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Mission Specialist Patrick Forrester is ready to take the wheel of the M-113 armored personnel carrier that is part of emergency egress training at the pad. Behind him on the left is George Hoggard, of the KSC/CCAS Fire Department, who supervises the driving. The training is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which also include a simulated launch countdown and familiarization with the payload. Other STS-105 crew members taking part are Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow, and Mission Specialist Daniel Barry; and the Expedition Three crew, Commander Frank Culbertson, and cosmonauts Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001 KSC-01pp1304

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Mission Specialist Patrick Forre...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- STS-105 Mission Specialist Patrick Forrester is ready to take the wheel of the M-113 armored personnel carrier that is part of emergency egress training at the pad. Behind him on t... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew member Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov gets ready to drive the M-113 armored personnel carrier that is part of emergency egress training at the pad. The training is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which also include a simulated launch countdown and familiarization with the payload. Other crew members taking part are the STS-105 crew, Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow, Mission Specialists Daniel Barry and Patrick Forrester; and the rest of Expedition Three, Commander Frank Culbertson and Mikhail Tyurin. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001 KSC-01pp1302

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew member Vladimir Ni...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew member Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov gets ready to drive the M-113 armored personnel carrier that is part of emergency egress training at the pad. The trainin... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew Commander Frank Culbertson gives a thumbs up before taking the wheel of the M-113 armored personnel carrier that is part of emergency egress training at the pad. The training is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which also include a simulated launch countdown and familiarization with the payload. The STS-105 crew members taking part are Commander Scott Horowitz, Pilot Rick Sturckow, and Mission Specialists Daniel Barry and Patrick Forrester; and the other Expedition Three crew members: cosmonauts Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001 KSC-01pp1312

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew Commander Frank Cu...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Expedition Three crew Commander Frank Culbertson gives a thumbs up before taking the wheel of the M-113 armored personnel carrier that is part of emergency egress training at the p... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- At the slidewire landing site, Launch Pad 39A, Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbertson responds to a question during a media interview. With him are cosmonauts Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov (center) and Mikhail Tyurin (right), who are with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. They and the STS-105 crew are at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include emergency egress, a simulated launch countdown and familiarization with the payload. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Discovery. The current Expedition Two crew members on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. Launch of Discovery is scheduled no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001 KSC-01pp1332

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- At the slidewire landing site, Launch Pa...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- At the slidewire landing site, Launch Pad 39A, Expedition Three Commander Frank Culbertson responds to a question during a media interview. With him are cosmonauts Vladimir Nikolae... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Expedition Three crew practices emergency egress from the orbiter as they head to the slidewire basket.  Leading is Commander Frank Culbertson, followed by cosmonauts Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin.  Both the STS-105 and Expedition Three crews are at Kennedy Space Center participating in a Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, a dress rehearsal for launch. The activities includes emergency egress training, a simulated launch countdown and familiarization with the payload. Mission STS-105 will be transporting the Expedition Three crew, several payloads and scientific experiments to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. The Expedition Two crew members currently on the Station will return to Earth on Discovery. The mission is scheduled to launch no earlier than Aug. 9, 2001 KSC-01pp1348

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Expedition Three crew practices emer...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The Expedition Three crew practices emergency egress from the orbiter as they head to the slidewire basket. Leading is Commander Frank Culbertson, followed by cosmonauts Vladimir ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Before suitup, the STS-105 and Expedition Three crews celebrate the pending launch with a special cake. In red shirts, seated left to right, are STS-105 Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry, Pilot Rick Sturckow and Commander Scott Horowitz. In blue shirts are the Expedition Three crew, Commander Frank Culbertson, Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin. Dezhurov and Tyurin are cosmonauts with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. On the mission, Discovery will be transporting the Expedition Three crew and several payloads and scientific experiments to the ISS, including the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank. The EAS, which will support the thermal control subsystems until a permanent system is activated, will be attached to the Station during two spacewalks. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station. Launch is scheduled for 5:38 p.m. EDT Aug. 9 KSC-01pp1439

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Before suitup, the STS-105 and Expeditio...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Before suitup, the STS-105 and Expedition Three crews celebrate the pending launch with a special cake. In red shirts, seated left to right, are STS-105 Mission Specialists Patrick... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three crews give thumbs up on another opportunity to launch after a 24-hour weather delay. In red shirts, seated left to right, are STS-105 Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester and Daniel Barry, Pilot Rick Sturckow and Commander Scott Horowitz. In blue shirts are the Expedition Three crew, Commander Frank Culbertson, Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin. Dezhurov and Tyurin are cosmonauts with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency. Highlighting the mission will be the rotation of the International Space Station crew, the third flight of an Italian-built Multi-Purpose Logistics Module delivering additional scientific racks, equipment and supplies for the Space Station, and two spacewalks. Included in the payload is the Early Ammonia Servicer (EAS) tank, which will be attached to the Station during the spacewalks. The EAS will be installed on the P6 truss, which holds the Station’s giant U.S. solar arrays, batteries and the cooling radiators. The EAS contains spare ammonia for the Station’s cooling system. The three-member Expedition Two crew will be returning to Earth aboard Discovery after a five-month stay on the Station. Launch is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. EDT Aug. 10 KSC-01pp1453

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three crews g...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-105 and Expedition Three crews give thumbs up on another opportunity to launch after a 24-hour weather delay. In red shirts, seated left to right, are STS-105 Mission Speci... More

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (STS108-5-002)STS-108 CREW PORTRAIT -- These seven astronauts and three cosmonauts share the common denominators of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station (ISS).  Standing at rear (from the left) are STS-108 crew members Daniel M. Tani and Linda M. Godwin, both mission specialists; Dominic L. Gorie and Mark E. Kelly, commander and pilot, respectively.  Those four will spend approximately ten days in space in late November and early December aboard the Endeavour.  In front, from the left, are Daniel W. Bursch, Yuri Onufrienko, Carl E. Walz, Mikhail Tyurin, Frank L. Culbertson and Vladimir N. Dezhurov.  Culbertson, Expedition Three commander, as well as flight engineers Tyurin and Dezhurov, will use the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-105 to reach the station for a lengthy stay and then return to Earth aboard Endeavour.  They will be replaced aboard the orbital outpost by Onufrienko, Expedition Four commander, along with Bursch and Walz, both flight engineers.  The Expedition Four crew will accompany the STS-108 crew into Earth orbit.  Dezhurov, Tyurin and Onufrienko represent Rosaviakosmos KSC-01pp1646

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (STS108-5-002)STS-108 CREW POR...

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (STS108-5-002)STS-108 CREW PORTRAIT -- These seven astronauts and three cosmonauts share the common denominators of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the International Spac... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The STS-108 crew wave to the crowd as they head for the van to transport them back to crew quarters.   The crew completed their mission with a successful landing on Runway 15 of the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility.  The mission had an elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT), nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT) , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT). Rollout distance was 8,941 feet.  Endeavour carried both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who returned to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station.  STS-108 was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter. The landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program KSC01PD1841

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-108 crew wave to the crowd as t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-108 crew wave to the crowd as they head for the van to transport them back to crew quarters. The crew completed their mission with a successful landing on Runway 15 of t... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Orbiter Endeavour drops through scattered clouds to land on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108.  After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, the landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT), nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT) , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT).   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1831

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour drops through scatter...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour drops through scattered clouds to land on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108. After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Dust streams behind orbiter Endeavour as it touches down on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108 after a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes.  The landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT), nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT) , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT).   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1839

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Dust streams behind orbiter Endeavour as ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Dust streams behind orbiter Endeavour as it touches down on Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108 after a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours a... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Orbiter Endeavour approaches touchdown on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108.  After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, the landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT), nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT) , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT).   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1832

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour approaches touchdown ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour approaches touchdown on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108. After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minu... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Orbiter Endeavour appears to head toward the Vehicle Assembly Building (background) as it approaches touchdown on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108.  After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, the landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT), nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT) , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT).   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1833

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour appears to head towar...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour appears to head toward the Vehicle Assembly Building (background) as it approaches touchdown on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  With its drag chute billowing behind, orbiter Endeavour slows for a full touchdown on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the International Space Station.  After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, Endeavour had main gear touchdown at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT).  Nose gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT); wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT). Rollout distance was 8,941 feet.  The landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter KSC-01PP1836

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With its drag chute billowing behind, o...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With its drag chute billowing behind, orbiter Endeavour slows for a full touchdown on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108. Endeavour carries ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour approaches touchdown on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108.  After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, the landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT), nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT) , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT).   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1827

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour approaches touchdown o...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour approaches touchdown on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108. After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minut... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Orbiter Endeavour kicks up dust as it touches down on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108.  After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, the landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT), nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT) , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT).   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1828

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Orbiter Endeavour kicks up dust as it tou...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Orbiter Endeavour kicks up dust as it touches down on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108. After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours a... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Orbiter Endeavour glides smoothly through the air towards touchdown on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108.  After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, the landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT), nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT) , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT).   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1835

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour glides smoothly throu...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour glides smoothly through the air towards touchdown on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108. After a mission-elapsed time of ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  After a successful return to Earth aboard orbiter Endeavour (background), the STS-108 crew pose for a photo.  From left are Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin, Pilot Mark E. Kelly and Commander Dominic L. Gorie.  The mission had an elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT), nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT) , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT).   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter. The landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program. Endeavour carried both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who returned to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1840

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After a successful return to Earth aboa...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After a successful return to Earth aboard orbiter Endeavour (background), the STS-108 crew pose for a photo. From left are Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin,... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Endeavour's drag chute is deployed as the orbiter touches down on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108.  After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, the landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT), nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT) , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT).   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1834

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Endeavour's drag chute is deployed as t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Endeavour's drag chute is deployed as the orbiter touches down on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108. After a mission-elapsed time of 11 da... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour touches down on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108.  After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, the landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT), nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT) , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT).   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1829

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour touches down on Runway...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour touches down on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108. After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, the ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Orbiter Endeavour kicks up dust as it touches down on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the International Space Station.  After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, Endeavour had main gear touchdown at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT).  Nose gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT); wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT). Rollout distance was 8,941 feet.  The landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter KSC01PD1842

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour kicks up dust as it t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour kicks up dust as it touches down on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Ex... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   Endeavour raises dust as it glides to a smooth landing on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108.  Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the International Space Station.  After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, Endeavour had main gear touchdown at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT).  Nose gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT); wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT). Rollout distance was 8,941 feet.  The landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter KSC-01PP1854

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Endeavour raises dust as it glides to ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Endeavour raises dust as it glides to a smooth landing on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour glides toward touchdown on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108.  After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, the landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT), nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT) , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT).   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1830

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour glides toward touchdow...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour glides toward touchdown on Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, completing mission STS-108. After a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 mi... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  A safety vehicle waits near Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility as orbiter Endeavour approaches for a landing, completing mission STS-108 after a mission-elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes.  The landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST (17:55:10 GMT), nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. (17:55:23 GMT) , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m. (17:56:13 GMT).   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter. Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1838

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A safety vehicle waits near Runway 15 a...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A safety vehicle waits near Runway 15 at the Shuttle Landing Facility as orbiter Endeavour approaches for a landing, completing mission STS-108 after a mission-elapsed time of 11 ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - After dropping through cloud cover, Orbiter Endeavour approaches Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, with a mission elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST, nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m.  The landing, the 57th at KSC in the history of the program completed the STS-108 mission known as Utilization Flight 1, which was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter.  Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1826

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - After dropping through cloud cover, Orbit...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - After dropping through cloud cover, Orbiter Endeavour approaches Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, with a mission elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes. Main g... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Orbiter Endeavour approaches Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, after a mission elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes.  Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:10 p.m. EST, nose gear touchdown at 12:55:23 p.m. , wheel stop at 12:56:13 p.m.  The landing, the 57th at KSC in the history of the program, completed the STS-108 mission known as Utilization Flight 1, which was the 12th mission to the International Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter.  Endeavour carries both the mission crew and the Expedition 3 crew - Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin - who are returning to Earth after 129 days in space on the Space Station KSC01PD1825

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour approaches Runway 15 ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour approaches Runway 15 at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, after a mission elapsed time of 11 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes. Main gear touchdown occurred at 12:55:1... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The Expedition 3 crew do a group handshake one day after their return to Earth from their 129-day stay on the International Space Station.    From left are Vladimir Dezhurov, Frank Culbertson and Mikhail Tyurin.  They returned as passengers aboard the orbiter Endeavour, which landed at KSC at 12:55 p.m. EST (17:55 GMT) Dec. 17, 2001, after completing mission STS-108. The landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter KSC01pd1844

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Expedition 3 crew do a group handsh...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Expedition 3 crew do a group handshake one day after their return to Earth from their 129-day stay on the International Space Station. From left are Vladimir Dezhurov, Fran... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   The Expedition 3 crew poses for a group photo one day after their return to Earth  from their 129-day stay on the International Space Station.    From left are Vladimir Dezhurov, Frank Culbertson and Mikhail Tyurin.  They returned aboard the orbiter Endeavour, which landed at KSC at 12:55 p.m. EST (17:55 GMT) Dec. 17, 2001, after completing mission STS-108. The landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter KSC01pd1843

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Expedition 3 crew poses for a grou...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Expedition 3 crew poses for a group photo one day after their return to Earth from their 129-day stay on the International Space Station. From left are Vladimir Dezhurov,... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   The Expedition Three crew clasp hands in a show of unity before they depart KSC for Houston.  From left to right are Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin.  The three returned to Earth as passengers aboard the orbiter Endeavour, which landed at KSC at 12:55 p.m. EST (17:55 GMT) Dec. 17, 2001, after completing mission STS-108.  Expedition 3 had spent 129 days on the International Space Station.  The landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter KSC01pd1856

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Expedition Three crew clasp hands ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Expedition Three crew clasp hands in a show of unity before they depart KSC for Houston. From left to right are Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov a... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Expedition Three crew wave farewell before boarding the plane for Houston.   From left to right are Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin.  The three returned to Earth, and KSC, as passengers aboard the orbiter Endeavour, which landed at 12:55 p.m. EST (17:55 GMT) Dec. 17, 2001, after completing mission STS-108.  Expedition 3 had spent 129 days on the International Space Station.  The landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter KSC01pd1857

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Expedition Three crew wave farewell ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Expedition Three crew wave farewell before boarding the plane for Houston. From left to right are Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyur... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The Expedition 3 crew show thumbs up on the verge of their departure from KSC to Houston. From left to right are Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin.  The three returned to Earth as passengers aboard the orbiter Endeavour, which landed at KSC at 12:55 p.m. EST (17:55 GMT) Dec. 17, 2001, after completing mission STS-108.  Expedition 3 had spent 129 days on the International Space Station.  The landing is the 57th at KSC in the history of the program   STS-108 was the 12th mission to the Space Station.  This mission was the 107th flight in the Shuttle program and the 17th flight for the orbiter KSC01pd1855

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Expedition 3 crew show thumbs up on...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Expedition 3 crew show thumbs up on the verge of their departure from KSC to Houston. From left to right are Commander Frank Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mi... More

Expedition 11  Flag Raising

Expedition 11 Flag Raising

Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev, left, European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori, of Italy, Flight Engineer John Phillips, third from left, along with their backups, Russian Commander Mikhail Tyur... More

Expedition 11 Preflight

Expedition 11 Preflight

European Space Agency Astronaut Roberto Vittori, of Italy, left, Expedition 11 Flight Engineer John Phillips, Commander Sergei Krikalev and backup, Russian Commander Mikhail Tyurin, right, watch a video about a... More

Expedition 11  Flag Raising

Expedition 11 Flag Raising

Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev, left, European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori, of Italy, Flight Engineer John Phillips, third from left, along with their backups, Russian Commander Mikhail Tyur... More

Expedition 11  Flag Raising

Expedition 11 Flag Raising

Expedition 11 Commander Sergei Krikalev, left, European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori, of Italy, Flight Engineer John Phillips, third from left, along with their backups, Russian Commander Mikhail Tyur... More

Expedition 11 Press Conference

Expedition 11 Press Conference

Expedition 11 backup crew Robert Thirsk of Canada, left, American Dan Tani, Russian Commander Mikhail Tyurin and prime Expedition 11 crew Commander Sergei Krikalev, fourth from left, Flight Engineer and NASA Sc... More

Expedition 14 Preflight

Expedition 14 Preflight

Soyuz Commander and Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin receives a blessing at the Cosmonaut Hotel the morning of his launch onboard the Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft, Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, in Baikonur, Kaz... More

Expedition 14 Preflight

Expedition 14 Preflight

American spaceflight participant Anousheh Ansari, left, Soyuz Commander and Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin and Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, right, give a thumbs up after final pr... More

Expedition 14 Preflight

Expedition 14 Preflight

American spaceflight participant Anousheh Ansari and Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin share a laugh as they prepare for pressure checks on their Russian Sokol suits at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Monda... More

Expedition 14 Preflight

Expedition 14 Preflight

Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, right, and Soyuz Commander and Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin don their Russian Sokol suits the Baikonur Cosmodrome prior to launch, Monday, Sept. 18... More

Expedition 14 Preflight

Expedition 14 Preflight

Soyuz Commander and Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin signs the door of a hotel room at the Cosmonaut Hotel the morning of his launch onboard the Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft, Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, in Ba... More

Expedition 14 Preflight

Expedition 14 Preflight

Expedition 14 Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin, left, and Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria talk as they prepare for pressure checks on their Russian Sokol suits at the Baikonur Co... More

Expedition 14 Preflight

Expedition 14 Preflight

American spaceflight participant Anousheh Ansari, top, Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Soyuz Commander and Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, bottom, wave goodbye prior to their suc... More

Expedition 14 Preflight

Expedition 14 Preflight

American spaceflight participant Anousheh Ansari, left, Soyuz Commander and Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin and Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, right, await to go through pressure ch... More

Expedition 14 Preflight

Expedition 14 Preflight

American spaceflight participant Anousheh Ansari, third from right, Soyuz Commander and Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin and Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, right, walk out of buildin... More

Expedition 14 Preflight

Expedition 14 Preflight

Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, far right, Soyuz Commander and Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, second from right, American spaceflight participant Anousheh Ansari, not pictured, and... More

Expedition 14 Preflight

Expedition 14 Preflight

Seated at table with back to camera, Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, left, Soyuz Commander and Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin and American spaceflight participant Anousheh Ansari, r... More

Mikhail Tyurin in Zvezda Service module

Mikhail Tyurin in Zvezda Service module

ISS014-E-10575 (28 Dec. 2006) --- Cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition 14 flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency, using a digital still photo camera, documents repair work done on a frayed c... More

Mikhail Tyurin in Zvezda Service module

Mikhail Tyurin in Zvezda Service module

ISS014-E-10574 (28 Dec. 2006) --- Cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition 14 flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency, using a digital still photo camera, documents repair work done on a frayed c... More

Expedition 14 Landing

Expedition 14 Landing

American spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi, left, Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin and Expedition 14 Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria, right, sit in chairs in near their Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft ... More

Expedition 14 Landing

Expedition 14 Landing

Expedition 14 Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin is taken in his chair to the medical tent near the Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft where the recovery officials conduct post-landing medical checks, Friday, April 21, 2007 in... More

Official portrait for Expedition 38 – Crew members are: (Soyuz 36) – Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazanskiy, Mike Hopkins; (Soyuz 37): Mikhail Tyurin, Richard Mastracchio, Koichi Wakata. (Also known as Expedition 38/39).  Photo Date: October 3, 2012.  Location: Building 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio.  Photographer: Robert Markowitz iss038-s-002

Official portrait for Expedition 38 – Crew members are: (Soyuz 36) – O...

Official portrait for Expedition 38 – Crew members are: (Soyuz 36) – Oleg Kotov, Sergey Ryazanskiy, Mike Hopkins; (Soyuz 37): Mikhail Tyurin, Richard Mastracchio, Koichi Wakata. (Also known as Expedition 38/39)... More

JSC2013-E-026357 (April 2013) --- Three different space agencies and three national flags are represented by the backup crew members for Expedition 36. From the left are Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Mikhail Tyurin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Rick Mastracchio of NASA. Photo credit: Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center jsc2013e026357

JSC2013-E-026357 (April 2013) --- Three different space agencies and t...

JSC2013-E-026357 (April 2013) --- Three different space agencies and three national flags are represented by the backup crew members for Expedition 36. From the left are Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exp... More

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 36/37 backup crewmember Rick Mastracchio of NASA (front row, right) signs a commemorative book at the Cosmonautics Museum May 8 as his backup crewmates, Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (front row, left) and Mikhail Tyurin (front row, center) look on. The prime crew, NASA’s Karen Nyberg (back row, left), Fyodor Yurchikhin (back row, center) and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency (back row, right) watch from the back row. Nyberg, Yurchikhin and Parmitano are preparing for their launch May 29, Kazakh time, in their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a six-month mission on the International Space Station. NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2013e030446

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

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 36/37 backup crewmember Rick Mastracchio of NASA (front row, right) signs a commemorative book at the Cosmonautics Museum May 8 as his b... More

Expedition 36/37 backup crewmembers Rick Mastracchio of NASA (left), Mikhail Tyurin (center) and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (right) pose for pictures in front of a statue of Russian space Great Designer Sergei Korolev during a tour of the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan May 19. The trio is serving as backups for prime crewmembers Karen Nyberg of NASA, Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, who are preparing for launch May 29, Kazakh time, in their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft to begin a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e033641

Expedition 36/37 backup crewmembers Rick Mastracchio of NASA (left), M...

Expedition 36/37 backup crewmembers Rick Mastracchio of NASA (left), Mikhail Tyurin (center) and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (right) pose for pictures in front of a statue of Russian... More

Expedition 36/37 backup crewmembers Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (left and Rick Mastracchio of NASA (right) take interest in a model of a Soyuz rocket May 19 during a tour of the Korolev Museum at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Wakata, Mastracchio and Mikhail Tyurin are serving as backups for prime crewmembers Karen Nyberg of NASA, Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, who are preparing for launch May 29, Kazakh time, in their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft to begin a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e033642

Expedition 36/37 backup crewmembers Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospa...

Expedition 36/37 backup crewmembers Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (left and Rick Mastracchio of NASA (right) take interest in a model of a Soyuz rocket May 19 during a tour of the Koro... More

In the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency takes a turn at the billiards table May 22 as he, Mikhail Tyurin and Rick Mastracchio of NASA serve as backups to prime Expedition 36/37 crewmembers Karen Nyberg of NASA, Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Fyodor Yurchikhin, who are preparing for their launch May 29, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft to begin a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e048265

In the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Koichi W...

In the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency takes a turn at the billiards table May 22 as he, Mikhail Tyurin and Rick Mastracchio of NAS... More

Behind the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 36/37 Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency plants a tree in his name in a traditional ceremony May 22 as backup crewmates Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (left) and Mikhail Tyurin (hidden) look on, along with prime Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchkhin (third from right), backup crewmember Rick Mastracchio of NASA (second from right) and prime Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA (far right). Nyberg, Yurchikhin and Parmitano are preparing for their launch May 29, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft to begin a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e048270

Behind the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expe...

Behind the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 36/37 Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency plants a tree in his name in a traditional ceremony May 22 as backu... More

Expedition 36 Press Conference, Russian Space Program

Expedition 36 Press Conference, Russian Space Program

From left, Expedition 36/37 Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA, Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, ... More

Expedition 36 Press Conference, Russian Space Program

Expedition 36 Press Conference, Russian Space Program

From left, Expedition 36/37 Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA, Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, ... More

PHOTO DATE: 07-12-13 LOCATION:  Bldg. 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio SUBJECT: Official Expedition 39 crew portrait with (Soyuz 37) Mikhail Tyurin, Rick Mastrachhio, Koichi Wakata (JAXA) and (Soyuz 38) Alexander Skvortsov, Oleg Artemyev, Steve Swanson.  PHOTOGRAPHER: BILL STAFFORD iss039-s-002

PHOTO DATE: 07-12-13 LOCATION: Bldg. 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio SUBJE...

PHOTO DATE: 07-12-13 LOCATION: Bldg. 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio SUBJECT: Official Expedition 39 crew portrait with (Soyuz 37) Mikhail Tyurin, Rick Mastrachhio, Koichi Wakata (JAXA) and (Soyuz 38) Alexander Skv... More

Date: 08-28-13 Location: Bldg 2, Press Conf. Room  Expedition 38/39 (Soyuz 35) Press Conference with Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition 38/39 flight engineer; Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer and Expedition 39 commander; Rick Mastracchio, Expedition 38/39 flight engineer Photographer:James Blair/NASA jsc2013e078087

Date: 08-28-13 Location: Bldg 2, Press Conf. Room Expedition 38/39 (S...

Date: 08-28-13 Location: Bldg 2, Press Conf. Room Expedition 38/39 (Soyuz 35) Press Conference with Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition 38/39 flight engineer; Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer and Expedition... More

Date: 08-28-13 Location: Bldg 2, Press Conf. Room  Expedition 38/39 (Soyuz 35) Press Conference with Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition 38/39 flight engineer; Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer and Expedition 39 commander; Rick Mastracchio, Expedition 38/39 flight engineer Photographer:James Blair/NASA jsc2013e078075

Date: 08-28-13 Location: Bldg 2, Press Conf. Room Expedition 38/39 (S...

Date: 08-28-13 Location: Bldg 2, Press Conf. Room Expedition 38/39 (Soyuz 35) Press Conference with Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition 38/39 flight engineer; Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer and Expedition... More

Date: 08-28-13 Location: Bldg 2, Press Conf. Room  Expedition 38/39 (Soyuz 35) Press Conference with Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition 38/39 flight engineer; Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer and Expedition 39 commander; Rick Mastracchio, Expedition 38/39 flight engineer Photographer:James Blair/NASA jsc2013e078086

Date: 08-28-13 Location: Bldg 2, Press Conf. Room Expedition 38/39 (S...

Date: 08-28-13 Location: Bldg 2, Press Conf. Room Expedition 38/39 (Soyuz 35) Press Conference with Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition 38/39 flight engineer; Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer and Expedition... More

Date: 08-28-13 Location: Bldg 2, Press Conf. Room  Expedition 38/39 (Soyuz 35) Press Conference with Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition 38/39 flight engineer; Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer and Expedition 39 commander; Rick Mastracchio, Expedition 38/39 flight engineer Photographer:James Blair/NASA jsc2013e078071

Date: 08-28-13 Location: Bldg 2, Press Conf. Room Expedition 38/39 (S...

Date: 08-28-13 Location: Bldg 2, Press Conf. Room Expedition 38/39 (Soyuz 35) Press Conference with Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition 38/39 flight engineer; Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer and Expedition... More

Adorned with the logo of the Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee and other related artwork, the third stage of the Soyuz booster rocket stands ready for assembly with other rocket components October 28 in the Integration Building at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan as preparations continue for the launch of the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft with Expedition 38/39 crewmembers Rick Mastracchio of NASA, Mikhail Tyurin and Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency aboard. The trio, which will launch Nov. 7, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz from Baikonur to begin a six-month mission on the International Space Station, will carry the Olympic torch to the station for a four-day visit. The torch will return to Earth with another trio of station residents on November 11 and will be part of the torch relay that ends with the lighting of the flame at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia February 7 to mark the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics.  NASA/Victor Zelentsov jsc2013e091196

Adorned with the logo of the Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee and ot...

Adorned with the logo of the Sochi Olympic Organizing Committee and other related artwork, the third stage of the Soyuz booster rocket stands ready for assembly with other rocket components October 28 in the In... More

Expedition 38 State Commission

Expedition 38 State Commission

Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, left, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, and, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA, right, are seen behind gl... More

Expedition 38 Press Conference

Expedition 38 Press Conference

Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, right, talks as Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, listens, from quarantine behind glass, during the final press ... More

Expedition 38 State Commission

Expedition 38 State Commission

From left behind glass, Expedition 38 prime crew members, Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, and, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracc... More

Expedition 38 Press Conference

Expedition 38 Press Conference

Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos is seen in quarantine behind glass during the final press conference held a day ahead of his launch with fellow crew mates, Flight Engineer Koichi Wakat... More

Expedition 38 Press Conference

Expedition 38 Press Conference

Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, center, talks as Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, left, and, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA listen, w... More

Expedition 38 Prelaunch

Expedition 38 Prelaunch

Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos is seen laying in a seat liner as he and fellow crew mates, Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and, Flight Enginee... More

Expedition 38 Prelaunch

Expedition 38 Prelaunch

Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos receives the traditional blessing from a Russian Orthodox priest at the Cosmonaut Hotel prior to his launch on the Soyuz rocket to the International Spa... More

Expedition 38 Prelaunch

Expedition 38 Prelaunch

Seated left to right, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, and, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA are seen t... More

Expedition 38 Prelaunch

Expedition 38 Prelaunch

Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, left, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, 2nd from left, and, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA, prepare to... More

Expedition 38 Prelaunch

Expedition 38 Prelaunch

Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos is seen laying in a seat liner as he and fellow crew mates, Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and, Flight Enginee... More

Expedition 38 Prelaunch

Expedition 38 Prelaunch

Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, left, Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, and, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA, right, are seen as they d... More

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