June 9, 2011
Five astronauts based at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) and two payload specialists take a break from their training regimen to pose for the preflight portrait. Seated are astronauts Curtis L. Brown Jr. (right), commander; and Steven W. Lindsey, pilot. Standing, from the left, are Scott E. Parazynski and Stephen K. Robinson, both mission specialists; Chiaki Mukai, payload specialist representing Japan's National Space Development Agency (NASDA); Pedro Duque, mission specialist representing the European Space Agency (ESA); and United States Senator John H. Glenn Jr., payload specialist. The seven are scheduled to be launched into Earth orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in late October.
Topics: Environment, payload specialist, Human spaceflight, NASA, Chiaki Mukai, Pedro Duque, Scott E. Parazynski, STS-47, mission specialist, STS-95, Spaceflight