June 8, 2011
Astronauts Charles J. Precourt (left) and Andrew S.W. Thomas reunite moments after hatch opening. Precourt, STS-91 mission commander, was joined on the visit of a Space Shuttle Discovery to Russia's Mir space station by four other astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut. Thomas, at the time of the picture, was a member of the Mir-25 crew. He later returned to Earth with Precourt and the rest of the STS-91 crew.
Topics: Human spaceflight, Spacecraft, Space exploration, Precourt, STS-91, Charles J. Precourt, Mir, Astronaut, Spaceflight