July 14, 2011
As they near completion of their mission, the Expedition Two crew members prepare for the descent back to Earth. Astronaut James S. Voss (left), flight engineer, and cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev (right), mission commander, strap astronaut Susan J. Helms, flight engineer, into her seat on the mid deck of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Voss and Helms, representing NASA, and Usachev, representing Rosaviakosmos, are returning to Earth after completing their five-month assignment aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This image was recorded with a digital still camera.
Topics: Yury Usachov, Susan J. Helms, James S. Voss, Yury Onufriyenko, Expedition 2, Human spaceflight, NASA, Yury V. Usachev