June 28, 2011
When the five STS-97 astronauts paid a visit to the three Expedition 1 crew members onboard the International Space Station (ISS), they all posed for a traditional in-flight portrait, albeit for the first time in the Zvezda Service Module. On the front row are (left to right) astronauts Brent W. Jett, Jr., STS-97 commander; William M. Shepherd, Expedition 1 mission commander; and Joseph R. Tanner, STS-97 mission specialist. On the second row are (from the left) cosmonaut Sergei K. Krikalev, Expedition 1 flight engineer; astronaut Carlos I. Noriega, STS-97 mission specialist; cosmonaut Yuri P. Gidzenko, Expedition 1 Soyuz commander; and astronaut Michael J. Bloomfield, STS-97 pilot. Behind them is astronaut Marc Garneau, STS-97 mission specialist representing the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Krikalev and Gidzenko represent the Russian Aviation and Space Agency.
Topics: Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Space exploration, Yuri Gidzenko, William Shepherd, Robert Thirsk, Expedition 1, Sergei Krikalyov, STS-106, Astronaut, STS-97 mission, specialist