June 27, 2011
The Spacecraft Communicator (CAPCOM) console in Houston's Mission Control Center (MCC) has an international flavor in this scene, photographed during the docking of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station (ISS). From the left are astronauts Robert B. Thirsk, Gerhard P.J. Thiele and Chris A. Hadfield. Thirsk and Hadfield represent the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), while Thiele is with the European Space Agency (ESA).
Topics: Environment, Disaster Accident, Chris Hadfield, Canadian Space Agency, European Space Agency, Gerhard Thiele, Robert Thirsk, Expedition 21, Mission Control Center, International Space Station