June 29, 2011
Astronauts Marsha S. Ivins (from the left), STS-98 mission specialist, Kenneth D. Cockrell, STS-98 mission commander; and William M. Shepherd, Expedition One mission commander, discuss the organizational "game plan" onboard the newly opened Destiny laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). After Shepherd opened the Destiny hatch, he and Cockrell ventured inside at 8:38 a.m. (CST), February 11, 2001. As depicted in subsequent digital images in this series, members of both crews went to work quickly inside the new module, activating air systems, fire extinguishers, alarm systems, computers and internal communications. The crew also took some photos and continued equipment transfers from the shuttle to the station.
Topics: Marsha Ivins, Expedition 1, Human spaceflight, Kenneth Cockrell, William Shepherd, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Technology Internet