June 2, 2011
Astronaut Michael R. (Rich) Clifford, right, mission specialist, says his good-bye to cosmonaut Yury I. Onufrienko, Mir-21 mission commander. The Space Shuttle Atlantis was within hours of its separation from its link with Russia's Mir Space Station. Onufrienko's crew has grown by one member, as the STS-76 crew leaves Shannon W. Lucid onboard Mir for the first leg of an almost-five-month stay.
Topics: Edwards Air Force Base, Manned spacecraft, Spaceflight, Yury Onufriyenko, STS-76, Shuttle–Mir Program, Shannon Lucid, Space Shuttle Atlantis, Mir, Yury I. Onufrienko