June 8, 2011
Equipped with training versions of the Shuttle launch and entry suit, the crew members for the STS-91 mission are briefed prior to a crew training session in the systems integration facility. The crew members are (left to right) Dominic C. Gorie, Charles J. Precourt, Franklin R. Chang-Diaz, Janet L. Kavandi, Valery V. Ryumin, and Wendy B. Lawrence. At far right is crew trainer Sharon Jones. The crew will expand to seven members when the Discovery picks up astronaut Andrew S.W. Thomas, now aboard the Russian Mir space station.
Topics: Janet L. Kavandi, Military personnel, Human spaceflight, Disaster Accident, Valery Ryumin, STS-91, Charles J. Precourt, Wendy B. Lawrence, Military awards and decorations