July 14, 2011
Astronaut Susan J. Helms, Expedition Two flight engineer, rehearses preparations for return to Earth. Dressed in her full-pressure Launch and Entry Suit (LES) on Discovery's mid deck, Helms nears the end of a five-month stay (most of which was spent onboard the International Space Station) in Earth orbit along with astronaut James S. Voss (seen working with a stowage bag at left), flight engineer, and cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev (out of frame), mission commander. The three joined four STS-105 astronauts in readying for the return home, scheduled for August 22. The image was recorded with a digital still camera.