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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Apollo/Saturn V Center, some of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) line up for a photo while standing under the engines of the Saturn V rocket on display. The U.S. candidates include Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and international candidates Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes. The class is at KSC for training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, SSME Processing Facility, VAB, SSPF, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center and the crew headquarters KSC-99pp1144

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Apollo/Saturn V Center, some of t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Apollo/Saturn V Center, some of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) line up for a photo while standing under the engines of the Saturn V rocket on display. The U.S... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Some of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) take a close look at displays in the Apollo/Saturn V Center at KSC. The U.S. candidates include Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and international candidates Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes. The class is at KSC for training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, SSME Processing Facility, VAB, SSPF, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center and the crew headquarters KSC-99pp1146

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Some of the 1998 astronaut candidate cla...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Some of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) take a close look at displays in the Apollo/Saturn V Center at KSC. The U.S. candidates include Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Ar... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Apollo/Saturn V Center, some of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) take a close look at the Saturn V rocket on display. The U.S. candidates include Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and international candidates Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes. The class is at KSC for training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, SSME Processing Facility, VAB, SSPF, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center and the crew headquarters KSC-99pp1145

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Apollo/Saturn V Center, some of t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Apollo/Saturn V Center, some of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) take a close look at the Saturn V rocket on display. The U.S. candidates include Clayton C. And... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Apollo/Saturn V Center, some of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) line up for a photo during a tour of facilities at KSC. The U.S. candidates include Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and international candidates Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes. The class is at KSC for training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, SSME Processing Facility, VAB, SSPF, launch pads, SLF and the crew headquarters KSC-99pp1143

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Apollo/Saturn V Center, some of t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Apollo/Saturn V Center, some of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) line up for a photo during a tour of facilities at KSC. The U.S. candidates include Clayton C. ... more

On a raised platform in the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) look at the aft fuselage of the orbiter Atlantis. The class is at KSC for training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, SSME Processing Facility, VAB, SSPF, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center and the crew headquarters. The U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1148

On a raised platform in the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, members...

On a raised platform in the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) look at the aft fuselage of the orbiter Atlantis. The class is at KSC for training activit... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On their tour of KSC, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) stop at the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) Processing Facility for a close up look at a main shuttle engine. The class is taking part in training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, VAB, SSPF, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center, the crew headquarters, as well as the SSME Processing Facility. The U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1155

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On their tour of KSC, members of the 199...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On their tour of KSC, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) stop at the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) Processing Facility for a close up look at a main shuttl... more

In the Orbiter Processing Facility, 1998 astronaut candidates (ASCAN) Barbara R. Morgan, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.) and Bjarni V. Tryggvason look at the hardware exhibits, such as the engine actuator on the table. Tryggvason is with the Canadian Space Agency. The 1998 ASCAN class is at KSC for training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, SSME Processing Facility, VAB, SSPF, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center and the crew headquarters. Other U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the other international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1149

In the Orbiter Processing Facility, 1998 astronaut candidates (ASCAN) ...

In the Orbiter Processing Facility, 1998 astronaut candidates (ASCAN) Barbara R. Morgan, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.) and Bjarni V. Tryggvason look at the hardware exhibits, such as the engine actuator on the ta... more

In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, Larry Osheim (right), who is with United Space Alliance, shows members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) a sample of Felt Reusable Surface Insulation (FRSI) blankets used on the orbiters. The class is at KSC for training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, SSME Processing Facility, VAB, SSPF, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center and the crew headquarters. The U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1150

In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, Larry Osheim (right), who is...

In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, Larry Osheim (right), who is with United Space Alliance, shows members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) a sample of Felt Reusable Surface Insulation (FR... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF), members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) are shown future components of the International Space Station, such as the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module at right. The class is taking part in training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, VAB, SSME Processing Facility, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center, the crew headquarters, as well as the SSPF. The U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1157

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF), members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) are shown future components of the International Space Station, such as th... more

Members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) look at the aft of a Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) (right). The class is at KSC for training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, VAB, SSPF, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center, the crew headquarters, as well as the SSME Processing Facility. The U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1154

Members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) look at the a...

Members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) look at the aft of a Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) (right). The class is at KSC for training activities, including fire training and a flight awarenes... more

In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) get a close-up view of the tiles, part of the thermal protection system, on the underside of the orbiter Atlantis overhead. The class is at KSC for training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, SSME Processing Facility, VAB, SSPF, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center and the crew headquarters. The U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1147

In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, members of the 1998 astronau...

In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) get a close-up view of the tiles, part of the thermal protection system, on the underside of the orbiter Atlant... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, Ron Woods (left) shows members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) an Apollo-style space suit and how it differs from the current suits. The class is taking part in training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, VAB, SSPF, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center, the crew headquarters, as well as the SSME Processing Facility. The U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1156

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, Ron Woods (left) shows members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) an Apollo-style space suit and how it differs from the cur... more

Members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) learn about the use of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) Processing Facility. At left is one of the main shuttle engines. The class is at KSC for training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, VAB, SSPF, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center, the crew headquarters, as well as the SSME Processing Facility. The U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1153

Members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) learn about t...

Members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) learn about the use of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) Processing Facility. At left is one of the main shuttle engines. The class is at KSC for trai... more

The 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) gather in the Space Shuttle Main Engine Processing (SSMEP) Facility. In the foreground is one of the main shuttle engines. The class is at KSC for training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, SSME Processing Facility, VAB, SSPF, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center and the crew headquarters. The U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1152

The 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) gather in the Space Shut...

The 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) gather in the Space Shuttle Main Engine Processing (SSMEP) Facility. In the foreground is one of the main shuttle engines. The class is at KSC for training activiti... more

In the Orbiter Processing Facility, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) learn about the thermal protection system on the orbiters, such as Atlantis overhead. The class is at KSC for training activities, including fire training and a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, SSME Processing Facility, VAB, SSPF, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center and the crew headquarters. The U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1151

In the Orbiter Processing Facility, members of the 1998 astronaut cand...

In the Orbiter Processing Facility, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (group 17) learn about the thermal protection system on the orbiters, such as Atlantis overhead. The class is at KSC for trainin... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) watch as candidate Alan G. Poindexter practices using firefighting equipment during fire training. The class is at KSC for training activities, including a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, VAB, SSPF, SSME Processing Facility, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center, and the crew quarters. The other U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1160

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Cent...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) watch as candidate Alan G. Poindexter practices using firefighting equipment du... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) watch as candidate Clayton C. Anderson practices using firefighting equipment during fire training. The class is at KSC for training activities, including a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, VAB, SSPF, SSME Processing Facility, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center, and the crew quarters. The other U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1164

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Cent...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) watch as candidate Clayton C. Anderson practices using firefighting equipment d... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) watch as candidate Sunita L. Williams practices using firefighting equipment during fire training. The class is at KSC for training activities, including a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, VAB, SSPF, SSME Processing Facility, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center, and the crew quarters. The other U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1161

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Cent...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) watch as candidate Sunita L. Williams practices using firefighting equipment du... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) watch as candidate Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.) practices using firefighting equipment during fire training. The class is at KSC for training activities, including a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, VAB, SSPF, SSME Processing Facility, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center, and the crew quarters. The other U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1163

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Cent...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) watch as candidate Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.) practices using firefighting equ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) take part in fire training. The class is taking part in training activities, including a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, VAB, SSPF, SSME Processing Facility, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center, and the crew quarters. The U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1158

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Cent...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) take part in fire training. The class is taking part in training activities, in... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) watch as candidate Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.) practices using firefighting equipment during fire training. The class is at KSC for training activities, including a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, VAB, SSPF, SSME Processing Facility, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center, and the crew quarters. The other U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1162

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Cent...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) watch as candidate Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.) practices using firefighting equip... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) watch a demonstration as part of fire training. The class is taking part in training activities, including a flight awareness program, plus touring the OPF, VAB, SSPF, SSME Processing Facility, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center, and the crew quarters. The U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1159

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Cent...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) watch a demonstration as part of fire training. The class is taking part in tra... more

At Cape Canaveral Air Station, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) pose in front of what remains of the launch tower at Launch Complex 34 during a tour of the station's facilities. During the Apollo Program, Launch Complex 34 was the site of the first Saturn I and Saturn IB launches, as well as the tragic fire in which the Apollo I astronauts lost their lives. The class is at Kennedy Space Center taking part in training activities, including a flight awareness program, as well as touring the OPF, VAB, SSPF, SSME Processing Facility, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center, and the crew quarters. The U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1172

At Cape Canaveral Air Station, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate...

At Cape Canaveral Air Station, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) pose in front of what remains of the launch tower at Launch Complex 34 during a tour of the station's facilities. During t... more

At Cape Canaveral Air Station, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) pose in front of the Project Mercury monument at Launch Complex 14 during a tour of the station's facilities. This 13-foot-high astronomical symbol for the planet Mercury was constructed by General Dynamics, the Atlas airframe contractor, and dedicated in 1964 in honor of those who flew in the Mercury 7 capsule. The class is at Kennedy Space Center taking part in training activities, including a flight awareness program, as well as touring the OPF, VAB, SSPF, SSME Processing Facility, launch pads, SLF, Apollo/Saturn V Center, and the crew quarters. The U.S. candidates in the '98 class are Clayton C. Anderson, Lee J. Archambault, Tracy E. Caldwell (Ph.D.), Gregory E. Chamitoff (Ph.D.), Timothy J. Creamer, Christopher J. Ferguson, Michael J. Foreman, Michael E. Fossum, Kenneth T. Ham, Patricia C. Hilliard (M.D.), Gregory C. Johnson, Gregory H. Johnson, Stanley G. Love (Ph.D.), Leland D. Melvin, Barbara R. Morgan, William A. Oefelein, John D. Olivas (Ph.D.), Nicholas J.M. Patrick (Ph.D.), Alan G. Poindexter, Garrett E. Reisman (Ph.D.), Steven R. Swanson, Douglas H. Wheelock, Sunita L. Williams, Neil W. Woodward III, George D. Zamka; and the international candidates are Leopold Eyharts, Paolo Nespoli, Hans Schlegel, Roberto Vittori, Bjarni V. Tryggvason, and Marcos Pontes KSC-99pp1171

At Cape Canaveral Air Station, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate...

At Cape Canaveral Air Station, members of the 1998 astronaut candidate class (Group 17) pose in front of the Project Mercury monument at Launch Complex 14 during a tour of the station's facilities. This 13-foot... more

S120E006402 - STS-120 - STS-120 crew in the Orbiter Docking Compartment (ODC)

S120E006402 - STS-120 - STS-120 crew in the Orbiter Docking Compartmen...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The STS-120 crew gathers in the Orbiter Docking Compartment (ODS) after hatch opening between the ISS and the orbiter Discovery. In the view (clockwise)... more

S120E006451 - STS-120 - Wheelock, Anderson and Nespoli in Destiny laboratory module

S120E006451 - STS-120 - Wheelock, Anderson and Nespoli in Destiny labo...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronauts Doug Wheelock, STS-120 Mission specialist (holding camera), Clay Anderson, Expedition 15 Flight Engineer (also holding camera), and Paolo... more

S120E007547 - STS-120 - Zamka,Wilson and Nespoli on flight deck

S120E007547 - STS-120 - Zamka,Wilson and Nespoli on flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Astronauts George Zamka (red shirt), STS-120 pilot, Stephanie Wilson, STS-120 Mission specialist, and Paolo Nespoli, STS-120 Mission specialist ... more

S120E006913 - STS-120 - Whitson, Malenchenko and Nespoli  work in Node 2

S120E006913 - STS-120 - Whitson, Malenchenko and Nespoli work in Node...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronauts Peggy A. Whitson (left), Expedition 16 commander; European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli, STS-120 mission specialist; and cosmonaut Yuri... more

S120E006889 - STS-120 - Whitson and Nespoli prepare to open Node 2 hatch

S120E006889 - STS-120 - Whitson and Nespoli prepare to open Node 2 hat...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronauts Peggy A. Whitson (left), Expedition 16 commander, and European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli, STS-120 mission specialist, prepare to ope... more

S120E008043 - STS-120 - Tani and Nespoli in Destiny lab

S120E008043 - STS-120 - Tani and Nespoli in Destiny lab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-120 Mission specialists Daniel Tani (right) and Paolo Nespoli (left) pose for a photo in the Destiny laboratory module. Subject Terms: STS-120, U.S... more

S120E006888 - STS-120 - Whitson and Nespoli prepare to open Node 2 hatch

S120E006888 - STS-120 - Whitson and Nespoli prepare to open Node 2 hat...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronauts Peggy A. Whitson (left), Expedition 16 commander, and European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli, STS-120 mission specialist, prepare to... more

S120E007889 - STS-120 - STS-120 crew on Discovery middeck

S120E007889 - STS-120 - STS-120 crew on Discovery middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronauts Pam Melroy (left), STS-120 commander; George Zamka (bottom right), pilot; and European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli, mission specialist... more

S120E007546 - STS-120 - Zamka,Wilson and Nespoli on flight deck

S120E007546 - STS-120 - Zamka,Wilson and Nespoli on flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Astronauts George Zamka (red shirt), STS-120 pilot, Stephanie Wilson, STS-120 Mission specialist, and Paolo Nespoli, STS-120 Mission specialist ... more

S120E006895 - STS-120 - Whitson and Nespoli prepare to open Node 2 hatch

S120E006895 - STS-120 - Whitson and Nespoli prepare to open Node 2 hat...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronauts Peggy A. Whitson (left), Expedition 16 commander, and European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli, STS-120 mission specialist, prepare to ope... more

S120E010624 - STS-120 - Parazynski and Nespoli on aft flight deck

S120E010624 - STS-120 - Parazynski and Nespoli on aft flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronauts Scott Parazynski and Paolo Nespoli - representing the European Space Agency (ESA) - are photographed at work on the STS-120 orbiter Discovery... more

S120E006912 - STS-120 - Whitson, Malenchenko and Nespoli  work in Node 2

S120E006912 - STS-120 - Whitson, Malenchenko and Nespoli work in Node...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronauts Peggy A. Whitson (left), Expedition 16 commander; European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli, STS-120 mission specialist; and cosmonaut Yuri... more

S120E006911 - STS-120 - Whitson, Malenchenko and Nespoli  work in Node 2

S120E006911 - STS-120 - Whitson, Malenchenko and Nespoli work in Node...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronauts Peggy A. Whitson (left), Expedition 16 commander; European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli, STS-120 mission specialist; and cosmonaut Yuri... more

S120E007890 - STS-120 - STS-120 crew on Discovery middeck

S120E007890 - STS-120 - STS-120 crew on Discovery middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronauts Pam Melroy (left), STS-120 commander; George Zamka (bottom right), pilot; and European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli, mission specialist... more

S120E006910 - STS-120 - Whitson, Malenchenko and Nespoli  work in Node 2

S120E006910 - STS-120 - Whitson, Malenchenko and Nespoli work in Node...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronauts Peggy A. Whitson (left), Expedition 16 commander; European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli, STS-120 mission specialist; and cosmonaut Yuri... more

S120E006987 - STS-120 - Wheelock,Nespoli and Parazynski on middeck

S120E006987 - STS-120 - Wheelock,Nespoli and Parazynski on middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-120 Mission specialist Doug Wheelock (dark blue shirt), Scott Parazynski (right) and Paolo Nespoli (bottom), representing the European Space Agency,... more

S120E008044 - STS-120 - Tani and Nespoli in Destiny lab

S120E008044 - STS-120 - Tani and Nespoli in Destiny lab

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-120 Mission specialists Daniel Tani (right) and Paolo Nespoli (left) pose for a photo in the Destiny laboratory module. Subject Terms: STS-120, U.S... more

S120E010622 - STS-120 - Parazynski and Nespoli on aft flight deck

S120E010622 - STS-120 - Parazynski and Nespoli on aft flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronauts Scott Parazynski and Paolo Nespoli - representing the European Space Agency (ESA) - are photographed on the STS-120 orbiter Discovery's aft f... more

S120E008333 - STS-120 - STS-120 and Expedition 16 crew share meal in Zvezda module

S120E008333 - STS-120 - STS-120 and Expedition 16 crew share meal in Z...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronaut George Zamka (right), STS-120 pilot, uses a camera while astronauts Stephanie Wilson (left foreground), European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo... more

S120E007888 - STS-120 - STS-120 crew on Discovery middeck

S120E007888 - STS-120 - STS-120 crew on Discovery middeck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronauts Pam Melroy (left), STS-120 commander; George Zamka (bottom right), pilot; and European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli, mission specialist... more

S120E010621 - STS-120 - Parazynski and Nespoli on aft flight deck

S120E010621 - STS-120 - Parazynski and Nespoli on aft flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Astronauts Scott Parazynski and Paolo Nespoli - representing the European Space Agency (ESA) - are photographed on the STS-120 orbiter Discovery's aft f... more

S120E007545 - STS-120 - Zamka , Wilson and Nespoli on flight deck

S120E007545 - STS-120 - Zamka , Wilson and Nespoli on flight deck

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Astronauts George Zamka (red shirt), STS-120 pilot, Stephanie Wilson, STS-120 Mission specialist, and Paolo Nespoli, STS-120 Mission special... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  STS-120 Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski (left), Doug Wheelock (center) and Paolo Nespoli (right) check out the primary payload for the mission: the U.S. Node 2, another element to be added to the International Space Station. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency.  Node 2 will provide a passageway between three station science experiment facilities: the U.S. Destiny Laboratory, the Kibo Japanese Experiment Module, and the European Columbus Laboratory. STS-120 is targeted for launch on Sept. 7 with a crew of six, including Commander Pam Melroy, Pilot George Zamka, and Mission Specialist Mike Foreman.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0164

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Mission Specialists Scott Paraz...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski (left), Doug Wheelock (center) and Paolo Nespoli (right) check out the primary payload for the mission: the U.S. Node 2, another eleme... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialist Dani...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialist Daniel Tani familiarizes himself with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other STS-... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy fam...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy familiarizes herself with the Node 2 Harmony module inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other ... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 crew members familiariz...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 crew members familiarize themselves with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Standing from left, are Mis... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialists Dou...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialists Douglas Wheelock (left) and Scott Parazynski familiarize themselves with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit ... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Faci...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Facility, mission STS-120 crew members familiarize themselves with equipment during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Crew members are Commander ... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 crew members familiarize...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 crew members familiarize themselves with equipment and payloads inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Standing in fro... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialists Dou...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialists Douglas Wheelock (left) and Scott Parazynski familiarize themselves with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit ... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 crew members familiarize...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 crew members familiarize themselves with equipment and payloads inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Standing inside... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With the NASA logo serving as a backdrop...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With the NASA logo serving as a backdrop, STS-120 Mission Specialist Scott Parazynski familiarizes himself with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visi... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialists Clay...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialists Clayton Anderson (left) and Daniel Tani familiarize themselves with the Node 2 Harmony module inside the Space Station Processing Facility durin... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialist Danie...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialist Daniel Tani and Commander Pam Melroy familiarize themselves with the Node 2 Harmony module inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a ... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Faci...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Facility, mission STS-120 crew members familiarize themselves with equipment during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Crew members are Commander ... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Faci...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Inside the Space Station Processing Facility, mission STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy stands inside the Node 2 Harmony module to familiarize herself with equipment during a visit to K... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialist Scot...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialist Scott Parazynski familiarizes himself with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other ... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialist Dani...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialist Daniel Tani familiarizes himself with equipment inside the Space Station Processing Facility during a visit to Kennedy Space Center. Other STS-... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During a familiarization visit to the S...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During a familiarization visit to the Space Station Processing Facility, mission STS-120 Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson, Commander Pam Melroy and Pilot George Zamka review sa... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialists Dou...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Mission STS-120 Mission Specialists Douglas Wheelock and Paolo Nespoli (with the European Space Agency) familiarize themselves with equipment inside the Space Station Processing F... more

JSC2007-E-18090 (9 April 2007) --- Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits, the STS-120 crewmembers await the start of a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. From the left are astronauts Pamela A. Melroy, STS-120 commander; Daniel M. Tani, Expedition 16 flight engineer; George D. Zamka, STS-120 pilot; Douglas H. Wheelock, Scott E. Parazynski, Stephanie D. Wilson and European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli, all mission specialists. Tani is scheduled to join Expedition 16 as flight engineer after launching to the International Space Station on mission STS-120 and is scheduled to return home on mission STS-122. jsc2007e18090

JSC2007-E-18090 (9 April 2007) --- Attired in training versions of the...

JSC2007-E-18090 (9 April 2007) --- Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits, the STS-120 crewmembers await the start of a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Joh... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The crew members of mission STS-120 speak to the media following their arrival at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility aboard T-38 jet aircraft to take part in terminal countdown demonstration test activities. From left are Mission Specialists Daniel Tani, Paolo Nespoli, Doug Wheelock, Stephanie Wilson, Scott Parazynski; Pilot George Zamka and Commander Pam Melroy.  The terminal countdown demonstration test provides astronauts and ground crews an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency training. The STS-120 mission will deliver the U.S. Node 2 module, named Harmony, aboard space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.  Launch of Discovery on mission STS-120 is targeted for Oct. 23 at 11:38 a.m. EDT on a 14-day mission to the International Space Station.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2676

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The crew members of mission STS-120 spe...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The crew members of mission STS-120 speak to the media following their arrival at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility aboard T-38 jet aircraft to take part in ter... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  STS-120 Commander Pamela Melroy drives the M-113 armored personnel carrier near Launch Pad 39A as part of emergency exit procedures.  Beside her in front  is the trainer.  In the rear are Mission Specialists Daniel Tani and Paolo Nespoli, who represents the European Space Agency. The training is part of terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT, activities the crew is undertaking at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The TCDT also includes equipment familiarization and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-120, which will carry the Italian-built U.S. Node 2 to the International Space Station, is targeted for launch on Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2712

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pamela Melroy drives ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pamela Melroy drives the M-113 armored personnel carrier near Launch Pad 39A as part of emergency exit procedures. Beside her in front is the trainer. In the ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  STS-120 crew members signal their pleasure in participating in M-113 driving practice, part of emergency exit procedures from Launch Pad 39A.  Seen here on the M-113 are Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Daniel Tani, Paolo Nespoli and Doug Wheelock.  Nespoli represents the European Space Agency.  The training is part of terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT, activities the crew is undertaking at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The TCDT also includes equipment familiarization and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-120, which will carry the Italian-built U.S. Node 2 to the International Space Station, is targeted for launch on Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2702

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 crew members signal their pleas...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 crew members signal their pleasure in participating in M-113 driving practice, part of emergency exit procedures from Launch Pad 39A. Seen here on the M-113 are Mission S... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  STS-120 Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson is ready for her turn at driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier. The M-113 is part of emergency exit procedures from Launch Pad 39A.  Behind her are Mission Specialists Doug Wheelock, at left) and Paolo Nespoli, who represents the European Space Agency.  The training is part of terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT, activities the crew is undertaking at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The TCDT also includes equipment familiarization and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-120, which will carry the Italian-built U.S. Node 2 to the International Space Station, is targeted for launch on Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2707

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Mission Specialist Stephanie Wi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson is ready for her turn at driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier. The M-113 is part of emergency exit procedures from Launch Pad 39... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  An M-113 armored personnel carrier pushes through the underbrush during driving practice by the STS-120 crew.  In the driver's seat, at right, is Mission Specialist Doug Wheelock.  In the center is the trainer.   Other crew members in the rear are (left to right) Mission Specialists Daniel Tani, Scott Parazynski and Paolo Nespoli and Pilot George Zamka. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency.  The training is part of terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT, activities the crew is undertaking at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The TCDT also includes equipment familiarization and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-120, which will carry the Italian-built U.S. Node 2 to the International Space Station, is targeted for launch on Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2704

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An M-113 armored personnel carrier push...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An M-113 armored personnel carrier pushes through the underbrush during driving practice by the STS-120 crew. In the driver's seat, at right, is Mission Specialist Doug Wheelock.... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  STS-120 crew members listen to instructions about the use of the M-113 armored personnel carrier for emergency exit procedures from Launch Pad 39A.  From the front, on the left, are Mission Specialists Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Stephanie Wilson; at right are Pilot George Zamka, Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Daniel Tani, and Commander Pamela Melroy.  Nespoli represents the European Space Agency. The training is part of terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT, activities the crew is undertaking at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The TCDT also includes equipment familiarization and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-120, which will carry the Italian-built U.S. Node 2 to the International Space Station, is targeted for launch on Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2699

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 crew members listen to instruct...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 crew members listen to instructions about the use of the M-113 armored personnel carrier for emergency exit procedures from Launch Pad 39A. From the front, on the left, a... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  STS-120 Pilot George Zamka practices driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier, part of emergency exit procedures from Launch Pad 39A.   Alongside is the trainer. In the rear of the M-113 are Mission Specialists Daniel Tani, Commander Pamela Melroy and Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson, Paolo Nespoli and Doug Wheelock.  Nespoli represents the European Space Agency.  The training is part of terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT, activities the crew is undertaking at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The TCDT also includes equipment familiarization and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-120, which will carry the Italian-built U.S. Node 2 to the International Space Station, is targeted for launch on Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2701

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Pilot George Zamka practices dr...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Pilot George Zamka practices driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier, part of emergency exit procedures from Launch Pad 39A. Alongside is the trainer. In the rear of... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Driven by Mission Specialist Daniel Tani, the M-113 armored personnel carrier moves through the underbrush near Launch Pad 39A.  The M-113 is part of emergency exit procedures from Launch Pad 39A.  Also in front is the trainer.  In the rear are Mission Specialists Doug Wheelock, Scott Parazynski and Paolo Nespoli, who represents the European Space Agency. The training is part of terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT, activities the crew is undertaking at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The TCDT also includes equipment familiarization and a simulated launch countdown. Mission STS-120, which will carry the Italian-built U.S. Node 2 to the International Space Station, is targeted for launch on Oct. 23.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2709

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Driven by Mission Specialist Daniel Tan...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Driven by Mission Specialist Daniel Tani, the M-113 armored personnel carrier moves through the underbrush near Launch Pad 39A. The M-113 is part of emergency exit procedures fro... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The STS-120 crew appears at the slidewire basket landing on Launch Pad 39A for a media conference.  From left are Commander Pamela Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani.  Nespoli represents the European Space Agency.  The crew is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to take part in terminal countdown demonstration test activities that include emergency egress procedures and a simulated launch countdown.  Mission STS-120, which will carry the Italian-built U.S. Node 2 to the International Space Station, is targeted for launch on Oct. 23. Tani will remain aboard the station and return with the STS-122 crew, targeted to launch Dec. 6.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2724

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew appears at the slidewi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew appears at the slidewire basket landing on Launch Pad 39A for a media conference. From left are Commander Pamela Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialis... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In space shuttle Discovery's payload bay, STS-120 crew members get a close look at the equipment and payloads.  Seen here are Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson and Paolo Nespoli, who represents the European Space Agency.  The TCDT provides astronauts and ground crews an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency training. The STS-120 mission will deliver the U.S. Node 2 module, named Harmony, aboard space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.  Launch of Discovery on mission STS-120 is targeted for Oct. 23 at 11:38 a.m. EDT on a 14-day mission.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2756

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In space shuttle Discovery's payload bay...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In space shuttle Discovery's payload bay, STS-120 crew members get a close look at the equipment and payloads. Seen here are Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson and Paolo Nespoli... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the pre-launch terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT.  Practicing to get out of the slidewire basket at the landing site during emergency egress training are Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Daniel Tani and Paolo Nespoli, who represents the European Space Agency.  After the mission, Tani will remain aboard the International Space Station and return with the STS-122 crew, targeted to launch Dec. 6.  The TCDT provides astronauts and ground crews an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency training. The STS-120 mission will deliver the U.S. Node 2 module, named Harmony, aboard space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.  Launch of Discovery on mission STS-120 is targeted for Oct. 23 at 11:38 a.m. EDT on a 14-day mission.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2742

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew is at NASA's Kennedy Sp...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the pre-launch terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT. Practicing to get out of the slidewire basket at the landing ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The STS-120 crew takes a moment for a group photo at the slidewire basket landing on Launch Pad 39A after taking part in a press conference.  From left are Commander Pamela Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani.  Nespoli represents the European Space Agency.  The crew is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to take part in terminal countdown demonstration test activities that include emergency egress procedures and a simulated launch countdown.  Mission STS-120, which will carry the Italian-built U.S. Node 2 to the International Space Station, is targeted for launch on Oct. 23. Tani will remain aboard the station and return with the STS-122 crew, targeted to launch Dec. 6.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2734

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew takes a moment for a g...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew takes a moment for a group photo at the slidewire basket landing on Launch Pad 39A after taking part in a press conference. From left are Commander Pamela Melroy... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the pre-launch terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT.  During emergency egress training, the crew gets instructions about what to do when the slidewire baskets (at right) reach the landing site.  In the foreground is Commander Pamela Melroy; lined up behind her are Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Daniel Tani, Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock and Paolo Nespoli, who represents the European Space Agency.  After the mission, Tani will remain aboard the International Space Station and return with the STS-122 crew, targeted to launch Dec. 6.  The TCDT provides astronauts and ground crews an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency training. The STS-120 mission will deliver the U.S. Node 2 module, named Harmony, aboard space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.  Launch of Discovery on mission STS-120 is targeted for Oct. 23 at 11:38 a.m. EDT on a 14-day mission.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2741

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew is at NASA's Kennedy Sp...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the pre-launch terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT. During emergency egress training, the crew gets instructions ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the pre-launch terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT.  Here, the crew gets instructions about emergency egress from the fixed service structure.  From left are Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson and Scott Parazynski, Commander Pamela Melroy, Pilot George Zamka, and Mission Specialists Daniel Tani, Doug Wheelock and Paolo Nespoli, who represents the European Space Agency.  After the mission, Tani will remain aboard the International Space Station and return with the STS-122 crew, targeted to launch Dec. 6.  The TCDT provides astronauts and ground crews an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency training. The STS-120 mission will deliver the U.S. Node 2 module, named Harmony, aboard space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.  Launch of Discovery on mission STS-120 is targeted for Oct. 23 at 11:38 a.m. EDT on a 14-day mission.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2737

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew is at NASA's Kennedy Sp...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the pre-launch terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT. Here, the crew gets instructions about emergency egress from ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In space shuttle Discovery's payload bay, STS-120 crew members get a close look at the equipment and payloads.  Seen here looking at the underside of the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, named Harmony, are (from left) Mission Specialists Daniel Tani, Scott Parazynski and (at right) Paolo Nespoli, who represents the European Space Agency.  After the mission, Tani will remain aboard the International Space Station and return with the STS-122 crew, targeted to launch Dec. 6.  The TCDT provides astronauts and ground crews an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency training. The STS-120 mission will deliver the U.S. Node 2 module, named Harmony, aboard space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.  Launch of Discovery on mission STS-120 is targeted for Oct. 23 at 11:38 a.m. EDT on a 14-day mission.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2755

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In space shuttle Discovery's payload bay...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In space shuttle Discovery's payload bay, STS-120 crew members get a close look at the equipment and payloads. Seen here looking at the underside of the Italian-built U.S. Node 2,... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At the slidewire basket landing on Launch Pad 39A, the STS-120 crew responds to questions from the media.  From left are Commander Pamela Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski (with the microphone), Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani.  Nespoli represents the European Space Agency.  The crew is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to take part in terminal countdown demonstration test activities that include emergency egress procedures and a simulated launch countdown.  Mission STS-120, which will carry the Italian-built U.S. Node 2 to the International Space Station, is targeted for launch on Oct. 23. Tani will remain aboard the station and return with the STS-122 crew, targeted to launch Dec. 6.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2732

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the slidewire basket landing on Laun...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the slidewire basket landing on Launch Pad 39A, the STS-120 crew responds to questions from the media. From left are Commander Pamela Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Sp... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Following the successful simulated launch countdown and emergency egress practice, the STS-120 crew gathers for the traditional photo near the top of the fixed service structure.  From left are Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski and Stephanie Wilson, Pilot George Zamka, Commander Pamela Melroy, and Mission Specialists Daniel Tani, Doug Wheelock and Paolo Nespoli, who represents the European Space Agency.   The countdown was the culmination of the prelaunch terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT.  The TCDT at NASA's Kennedy Space Center provides astronauts and ground crews an opportunity to participate in various launch preparation activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency training. The STS-120 mission will deliver the U.S. Node 2 module, named Harmony, aboard space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.  Discovery is targeted to launch on its 14-day mission at 11:38 a.m. EDT on Oct. 23. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2810

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Following the successful simulated launc...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Following the successful simulated launch countdown and emergency egress practice, the STS-120 crew gathers for the traditional photo near the top of the fixed service structure. ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The crew members of mission STS-120 gather for breakfast before resuming their terminal countdown demonstration test activities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. From left are Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson, making her second spaceflight and Daniel Tani, slated to join the Expedition 16 crew; Pilot George Zamka, making his first spaceflight; Commander Pamela Melroy, the second woman to command a shuttle mission; and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, making his fifth spaceflight; Paolo Nespoli, representing the European Space Agency; and Doug Wheelock, who will be performing three spacewalks on his first mission. The terminal countdown demonstration test provides astronauts and ground crews an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency training. The STS-120 mission will deliver the U.S. Node 2 module, named Harmony, aboard space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station.  Launch of Discovery on mission STS-120 is targeted for Oct. 23 at 11:38 a.m. EDT on a 14-day mission to the International Space Station.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2757

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The crew members of mission STS-120 gath...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The crew members of mission STS-120 gather for breakfast before resuming their terminal countdown demonstration test activities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. From left are Missio... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Operations and Checkout Building, the crew members of space shuttle mission STS-120 wave to well-wishers as they board the bus that will transport them to Launch Pad 39A during their terminal countdown demonstration test activities. In the left row are, from front, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson, Daniel Tani, and Scott Parazynski.  In the right row are, from front, Commander Pam Melroy and Mission Specialists Doug Wheelock and Paolo Nespoli. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency. After the mission, Tani will remain aboard the International Space Station and return with the STS-122 crew, targeted to launch Dec. 6.  The terminal countdown demonstration test provides astronauts and ground crews an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency training. The STS-120 mission will deliver the U.S. Node 2 module, named Harmony, aboard space shuttle Discovery to the ISS.  Discovery's launch is targeted for Oct. 23 at 11:38 a.m. EDT on a 14-day mission.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2774

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Operations and Checkout Building, the crew members of space shuttle mission STS-120 wave to well-wishers as they board the bus that will transport them to Launch Pad 39A dur... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Operations and Checkout Building, the crew members of space shuttle mission STS-120 prepare to board the bus that will transport them to Launch Pad 39A during their terminal countdown demonstration test activities. In the left row are, from front, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson, Daniel Tani, and Scott Parazynski.  In the right row are, from front, Commander Pam Melroy and Mission Specialists Doug Wheelock and Paolo Nespoli. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency. After the mission, Tani will remain aboard the International Space Station and return with the STS-122 crew, targeted to launch Dec. 6.  The terminal countdown demonstration test provides astronauts and ground crews an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency training. The STS-120 mission will deliver the U.S. Node 2 module, named Harmony, aboard space shuttle Discovery to the ISS.  Discovery's launch is targeted for Oct. 23 at 11:38 a.m. EDT on a 14-day mission.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2773

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Operations and Checkout Building, the crew members of space shuttle mission STS-120 prepare to board the bus that will transport them to Launch Pad 39A during their terminal... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At the Shuttle Landing Facility of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, STS-120 crew members acknowledge the spectators who welcomed the crew's arrival.  From left are Mission Specialists Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock and Paolo Nespoli, who represents the European Space Agency.  The crew has returned to Kennedy to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT on Oct. 23.  The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony.  The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station’s Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them.  Discovery is expected to complete its mission and return home at 4:47 a.m. EST on Nov. 6.   Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2888

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility of NASA...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, STS-120 crew members acknowledge the spectators who welcomed the crew's arrival. From left are Mission Specialists... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At the Shuttle Landing Facility of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, STS-120 Commander Pamela Melroy addresses the spectators who welcomed the crew's arrival.  Behind her are Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency.  Tani will be remaining on the International Space Station to join the Expedition 16 crew after the mission is complete.  The crew has returned to Kennedy to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT on Oct. 23.  The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony.  The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station’s Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them.  Discovery is expected to complete its mission and return home at 4:47 a.m. EST on Nov. 6.   Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2886

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility of NASA...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, STS-120 Commander Pamela Melroy addresses the spectators who welcomed the crew's arrival. Behind her are Pilot Geo... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At the Shuttle Landing Facility of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, STS-120 crew members talk to the media and other spectators who greeted their arrival.  From left are Commander Pamela Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski (at microphone), Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency.  Tani will be remaining on the International Space Station to join the Expedition 16 crew after the mission is complete.  The crew has returned to Kennedy to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT on Oct. 23.  The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony.  The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station’s Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them.  Discovery is expected to complete its mission and return home at 4:47 a.m. EST on Nov. 6.   Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2889

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility of NASA...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, STS-120 crew members talk to the media and other spectators who greeted their arrival. From left are Commander Pam... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After their arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the STS-120 crew lines up for a photo.  From left are From left are Commander Pamela Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani.  Nespoli represents the European Space Agency. Tani will be remaining on the International Space Station to join the Expedition 16 crew after the mission is complete.  The crew has returned to Kennedy to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT on Oct. 23.  The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony.  The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station’s Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them.  Discovery is expected to complete its mission and return home at 4:47 a.m. EST on Nov. 6.   Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2892

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After their arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the STS-120 crew lines up for a photo. From left are From left are Commander Pamela Melroy, Pil... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The STS-120 crew walks across the parking area of the Shuttle Landing Facility after arrival at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.  From left are Commander Pamela Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Doug Wheelock, Stephanie Wilson, Daniel Tani and Paolo Nespoli, who represents the European Space Agency.   Tani will be remaining on the International Space Station to join the Expedition 16 crew after the mission is complete.  The crew has returned to Kennedy to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT on Oct. 23.  The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony.  The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station’s Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them.  Discovery is expected to complete its mission and return home at 4:47 a.m. EST on Nov. 6.   Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2885

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew walks across the parki...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-120 crew walks across the parking area of the Shuttle Landing Facility after arrival at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. From left are Commander Pamela Melroy, Pilot George Z... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  After their arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the STS-120 crew lines up for a photo.  From left are From left are Commander Pamela Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock and Paolo Nespoli.  Not pictured is Daniel Tani, who  will be remaining on the International Space Station to join the Expedition 16 crew after the mission is complete.  Nespoli represents the European Space Agency. The crew has returned to Kennedy to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT on Oct. 23.  The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony.  The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station’s Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them.  Discovery is expected to complete its mission and return home at 4:47 a.m. EST on Nov. 6.   Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2890

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After their arrival at the Shuttle Landing Facility of NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the STS-120 crew lines up for a photo. From left are From left are Commander Pamela Melroy, Pi... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy parks a Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, on the tarmac at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.  She and STS-120 Pilot George Zamka are training for their upcoming space shuttle mission by practicing landings using the STA.  Melroy is the second woman to command a shuttle mission. Also assigned to STS-120 are Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency. Tani will remain on the International Space Station as an Expedition 16 flight engineer after the STS-120 mission is complete. The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony. The crew arrived at Kennedy on Oct. 19 to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT Oct. 23. The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station's Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them. Discovery is expected to complete its mission and return home on Nov. 6.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2894

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy parks a Shu...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy parks a Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, on the tarmac at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. She and STS-120 Pilot George Zamka are tr... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, parks on the tarmac at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.  Aboard are STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy and Pilot George Zamka, training for their upcoming space shuttle mission by practicing landings using the STA. Melroy is the second woman to command a shuttle mission. Also assigned to STS-120 are Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency. Tani will remain on the International Space Station as an Expedition 16 flight engineer after the STS-120 mission is complete. The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony. The crew arrived at Kennedy on Oct. 19 to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT Oct. 23. The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station's Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them. Discovery is expected to complete its mission and return home on Nov. 6.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2893

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, par...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, parks on the tarmac at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. Aboard are STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy and Pilot George Zamka, traini... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy and Pilot George Zamka disembark from the Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, behind them on the tarmac at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.  They were training for their upcoming space shuttle mission by practicing landings using the STA.  Melroy is the second woman to command a shuttle mission. Also assigned to STS-120 are Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency. Tani will remain on the International Space Station as an Expedition 16 flight engineer after the STS-120 mission is complete. The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony. The crew arrived at Kennedy on Oct. 19 to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT Oct. 23. The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station's Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them. Discovery is expected to complete its mission and return home on Nov. 6.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2897

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy and Pilot G...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy and Pilot George Zamka disembark from the Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, behind them on the tarmac at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facili... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy and Pilot George Zamka return to crew quarters after disembarking from a Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, on the tarmac at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.  They were training for their upcoming space shuttle mission by practicing landings using an STA.  Melroy is the second woman to command a shuttle mission. Also assigned to STS-120 are Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency. Tani will remain on the International Space Station as an Expedition 16 flight engineer after the STS-120 mission is complete. The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony. The crew arrived at Kennedy on Oct. 19 to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT Oct. 23. The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station's Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them. Discovery is expected to complete its mission and return home on Nov. 6.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2898

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy and Pilot G...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy and Pilot George Zamka return to crew quarters after disembarking from a Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, on the tarmac at Kennedy Space Center's Shu... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy disembarks from a Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, on the tarmac at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.  She and STS-120 Pilot George Zamka were training for their upcoming space shuttle mission by practicing landings using the STA.  Melroy is the second woman to command a shuttle mission. Also assigned to STS-120 are Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency. Tani will remain on the International Space Station as an Expedition 16 flight engineer after the STS-120 mission is complete. The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony. The crew arrived at Kennedy on Oct. 19 to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT Oct. 23. The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station's Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them. Discovery is expected to complete its mission and return home on Nov. 6.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2896

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy disembarks ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy disembarks from a Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, on the tarmac at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. She and STS-120 Pilot George Za... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Pilot George Zamka disembarks from a Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, on the tarmac at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.  He and STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy were training for their upcoming space shuttle mission by practicing landings using the STA.  Melroy is the second woman to command a shuttle mission. Also assigned to STS-120 are Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency. Tani will remain on the International Space Station as an Expedition 16 flight engineer after the STS-120 mission is complete. The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony. The crew arrived at Kennedy on Oct. 19 to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT Oct. 23. The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station's Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them. Discovery is expected to complete its mission and return home on Nov. 6.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2895

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Pilot George Zamka disembarks fr...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Pilot George Zamka disembarks from a Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, on the tarmac at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. He and STS-120 Commander Pam Melr... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy and Pilot George Zamka return to crew quarters after disembarking from the Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STAs, behind them on the tarmac at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.  They were training for their upcoming space shuttle mission by practicing landings in the STAs.  Melroy is the second woman to command a shuttle mission. Also assigned to STS-120 are Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency. Tani will remain on the International Space Station as an Expedition 16 flight engineer after the STS-120 mission is complete. The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony. The crew arrived at Kennedy on Oct. 19 to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT Oct. 23. The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station's Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them. Discovery is scheduled to complete its mission and return home on Nov. 6.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2909

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy and Pilot G...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy and Pilot George Zamka return to crew quarters after disembarking from the Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STAs, behind them on the tarmac at NASA Kenned... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Pilot George Zamka and Commander Pam Melroy pose for a portrait on the tarmac at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.  They were training for their upcoming space shuttle mission by practicing landings in the Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STAs, behind them.  Melroy is the second woman to command a shuttle mission. Also assigned to STS-120 are Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency. Tani will remain on the International Space Station as an Expedition 16 flight engineer after the STS-120 mission is complete. The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony. The crew arrived at Kennedy on Oct. 19 to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT Oct. 23. The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station's Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them. Discovery is scheduled to complete its mission and return home on Nov. 6.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2908

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Pilot George Zamka and Commander...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-120 Pilot George Zamka and Commander Pam Melroy pose for a portrait on the tarmac at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. They were training for their upcomin... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A glimpse of STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy is caught in the cockpit of a Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.  She and STS-120 Pilot George Zamka are training for their upcoming space shuttle mission by practicing landings in STAs. Melroy is the second woman to command a shuttle mission. Also assigned to STS-120 are Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani. Nespoli represents the European Space Agency. Tani will remain on the International Space Station as an Expedition 16 flight engineer after the STS-120 mission is complete. The mission will be the 23rd shuttle flight to the International Space Station, delivering the Italian-built U.S. Node 2, called Harmony. The crew arrived at Kennedy on Oct. 19 to prepare for launch aboard space shuttle Discovery at 11:38 a.m. EDT Oct. 23. The 14-day mission includes five spacewalks -- four by shuttle crew members and one by the station's Expedition 16 crew -- to install Harmony and move the P6 solar arrays to their permanent position and deploy them. Discovery is scheduled to complete its mission and return home on Nov. 6.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd2903

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A glimpse of STS-120 Commander Pam Melro...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A glimpse of STS-120 Commander Pam Melroy is caught in the cockpit of a Shuttle Training Aircraft, or STA, at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. She and STS-120... more