July 16, 2011
Following the docking of the International Space Station (ISS) and the Space Shuttle Endeavour, STS-108 and Expedition Four crew members are welcomed aboard the orbital outpost by the Expedition Three crew. Astronaut Dominic L. Gorie, STS-108 commander, hugs cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin (center, view almost obscured) after having greeted astronaut Frank L. Culbertson, Jr. (foreground). Culbertson is Expedition Three commander and Tyurin is one of two flight engineers who have served onboard the station for several months. The image was recorded with a digital still camera.
Topics: Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie, Mikhail Tyurin, Expedition 3, Expedition 14, International Space Station, Expedition Three