July 18, 2011
Seven astronauts take a break from training for the STS-109 mission to pose for the traditional pre-flight crew portrait. From the left are astronauts Michael J. Massimino, Richard M. Linnehan, Duane G. Carey, Scott D. Altman, Nancy J. Currie, John M. Grunsfeld and James H. Newman. Altman and Carey are commander and pilot, respectively, with the others serving as mission specialists. Grunsfeld is payload commander. The group will be the fourth to visit the Hubble Space Telecope (HST) for performing upgrade and servicing on the giant orbital observatory.
Topics: John M. Grunsfeld, STS-109, Spaceflight, James H. Newman, Richard M. Linnehan, Michael J. Massimino, Duane G. Carey, STS-125, Scott Altman, Hubble Space Telescope