June 7, 2011
Three members of the Neurolab crew were photographed during off-duty time on the mid-deck aboard the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Columbia. Left to right are James A. (Jim) Pawelczyk, payload specialist, and astronauts Richard A. Searfoss, mission commander; and Richard M. Linnehan, payload commander. Linnehan is in the hatchway of the tunnel that connected the crew members to the Spacelab Science Module in Columbia's cargo bay. A "fish-eye" lens on a 35mm camera gives the scene a slightly distorted look. Five NASA astronauts and two payload specialists went on to spend a little more than 16-days in Earth-orbit in support of the Neurolab mission.
Topics: Space, Human spaceflight, Space exploration, STS-90, Richard M. Linnehan, James A. Pawelczyk, Spacelab, Richard A. Searfoss, payload specialist, Edwards Air Force Base, Space Shuttle Columbia