June 8, 2011
The seven crew members of STS-91 assume a "star burst" pose for their traditional in-flight crew portrait aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. (For orientation, picture should be held with U.S. flag in upper left corner) Astronaut Wendy B. Lawrence, mission specialist, is at bottom center. Others are (counter-clockwise from Lawrence) Andrew S.W. Thomas, mission specialist; Charles J. Precourt, mission commander; Valery V. Ryumin, mission specialist representing the Russian Aviation and Space Agency; Janet L. Kavandi, mission specialist; Dominic C. Gorie, pilot; and Franklin R. Chang-Diaz, payload commander. A pre-set 70mm camera recorded the portrait.
Topics: Janet L. Kavandi, Human spaceflight, Space exploration, Valery Ryumin, NASA Astronaut Group 14, Charles J. Precourt, mission specialist, Military awards and decorations, Spaceflight, Wendy B. Lawrence