STS-127 Crew - JSC2009-E-028073
August 21, 2009
JSC2009-E-028073 (27 Jan. 2009) --- Astronaut Mark Polansky (foreground), STS-127 commander, uses a communication system during a training session in the Jake Garn Simulation and Training Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette, both mission specialists, are visible in the background. Wakata is scheduled to join Expedition 18 as flight engineer after launching to the International Space Station with the STS-119 crew and return to Earth with the STS-127 crew.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Expedition 18, Koichi Wakata, Spaceflight, Robert Thirsk, Akihiko Hoshide, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Julie Payette, STS-119, Canadian Space Agency, Mark L. Polansky, NASA, STS-127