June 29, 2011
These five astronauts take a break from Destiny laboratory installation work as they near an end to their several days' visit aboard the International Space Station (ISS). From the left are astronauts Robert L. Curbeam, Mark L. Polansky, Kenneth D. Cockrell, Thomas D. Jones and Marsha S. Ivins. Their posed position might be termed "upside down" on Earth, but in their weightless environment the arrangement makes for no one-gravity complications like blood rushing to the head, etc. The scene was recorded with a digital still camera.
Topics: Marsha Ivins, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Kenneth Cockrell, Robert Curbeam, Mark L. Polansky, Destiny, International Space Station, Astronaut