June 14, 2011
Three STS-93 crew members go over controls on the forward flight deck of a simulator at the Johnson Space Center's Mission Simulation Development Facility. Left to right are Michel Tognini, mission specialist; Eileen M. Collins, mission commander; and Jeffrey S. Ashby, pilot. Tognini represents France's Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). The three will be joined by two other astronauts for the scheduled five-day Columbia mission in springtime of next year.
Topics: Michel Tognini, Jeffrey Ashby, Space exploration, CNES, Eileen Collins, Test pilots, Military personnel, Space