June 3, 2011
Crew members of STS-79 and Mir-22 pose for final group portrait aboard Russia's Mir Space Station's Core Module before going separate ways in Earth-orbit, during Flight Day 8. Front row, left to right, are Aleksandr Y. Kaleri, Jerome (Jay) Apt, William F. Readdy and Shannon W. Lucid. On the back row are, left to right, Thomas D. Akers, Carl E. Walz, Valery G. Korzun and Terrence W. Wilcutt. Note Blaha, the new cosmonaut researcher for Mir-22, is now wearing the uniform of that crew and Lucid's garment is uniform with the STS-79 astronauts.
Topics: Human spaceflight, Spacecraft, Space exploration, Soyuz TM-24, Carl E. Walz, Shannon Lucid, Thomas Akers, STS-79, Terrence W. Wilcutt, Valery Korzun, Mir, Spaceflight