May 31, 2011
The crew members for the STS-27 space flight pose on the flight deck of the Earth-orbiting space shuttle Atlantis with a football free-floating in the foreground. Left to right are astronauts Robert L. Gibson, commander; Richard M. (Mike) Mullane, Jerry L. Ross and William M. Shepherd, mission specialists; and Guy S. Gardner, pilot. The football was later presented to the National Football League (NFL) at halftime of the Super Bowl in Miami.
Topics: Sports, Robert L. Gibson, Jerry L. Ross, Edwards Air Force Base, Disaster Accident, STS-27, STS-62-A, Space Shuttle, Human spaceflight