June 30, 2011
Members of the Expedition One crew await opportunities to individually address a crowd gathered at Ellington Field to honor their return to Houston. return. Pictured from the left are cosmonaut Vasily Tsibliev, Deputy Director of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City; cosmonaut Sergei K. Krikalev, Expedition One flight engineer; astronaut William M. (Bill) Shepherd, mission commander; and Yuri P. Gidzenko, Soyuz commander; along with Joseph Rothenberg, NASA Associate Administrator for Space Flight.
Topics: Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Space exploration, Yuri Gidzenko, Soyuz TM-13, William Shepherd, Expedition 1, Sergei Krikalyov, Astronaut