June 15, 2011
Joseph Rothenberg, NASA Associate Administrator for Spaceflight, addresses a large crowd of well wishers on hand to welcome home the STS-93 crew members following their five-day mission in Earth orbit. Astronaut Eileen M. Collins, the first woman shuttle mission commander, is in the background. The ceremony took place in a hangar at Ellington Field, near the Johnson Space Center (JSC).
Topics: United States Air Force, Human spaceflight, Space exploration, Lyndon B. Johnson, Eileen Collins, STS-9, Edwards Air Force Base, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center