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June 3, 2011
For the second time in its 17-flight career, the Space Shuttle Atlantis is host for at least nine space travelers, as the STS-79 and Mir-22 crew members pose with the flight insignia on the mid deck. From the left: astronaut William F. Readdy, STS-79 commander; astronaut and former cosmonaut guest researcher Shannon W. Lucid; cosmonaut Valery G. Korzun, Mir-22 commander; astronaut Jerome (Jay) Apt, mission specialist; astronaut Carl E. Walz, mission specialist; astronaut John E. Blaha, current cosmonaut guest researcher; astronaut Terrence W. Wilcutt, pilot; cosmonaut Aleksandr Y. Kaleri, Mir-22 flight engineer; and astronaut Thomas D. Akers, mission specialist.

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