June 3, 2011
Astronaut James D. Halsell, Jr., mission commander, checks on an experiment in the Astro-Planet Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus onboard the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Columbia. The Microgravity Sciences Laboratory (MSL-1) had just completed the first one-third of its manifest time frame. The image was recorded with an Electronic Still Camera (ESC) and later downlinked to ground controllers in Houston, Texas.
Topics: International Space Station, Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, James D. Halsell, Space Shuttle Columbia, Spaceflight