June 2, 2011
One would take this triumvirate of thumbs-up symbols to refer to a successful hatch closing, as the Space Shuttle Atlantis is about to be separated from its link with Russia's Mir Space Station. Hold photo with frame number and clock at bottom left. Astronaut Kevin P. Chilton, mission commander, is at lower left. Others are astronauts Richard A. Searfoss (top), pilot, and Michael R. (Rich) Clifford, mission specialist.
Topics: Richard A. Searfoss, Mir, Test pilots, STS-74, Michael R. Clifford, Kevin P. Chilton, Astronaut