June 1, 2011
These six NASA astronauts will be launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis early next year. Front row, left to right, are astronauts Ronald M. Sega, mission specialist; Kevin P. Chilton, mission commander; and Richard A. Searfoss, pilot. Back row, left to right, are mission specialists Michael R. (Rich) Clifford, Shannon W. Lucid and Linda M. Godwin. STS-76 begins a new period of international cooperation in space exploration with the first Shuttle transport of a United States astronaut (Lucid) to Russiaï¿½s Mir Space Station for extended joint space research. Clifford and Godwin, pictured here in training versions of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), are scheduled to perform the first Extravehicular Activity (EVA) during Mir-Shuttle docked operations.
Topics: Edwards Air Force Base, Test pilots, Human spaceflight, Ronald M. Sega, Extravehicular Mobility Unit, Linda M. Godwin, STS-76, Richard A. Searfoss, STS-86, Shannon Lucid, Extra-vehicular activity, Spaceflight