August 8, 2011
Astronauts Stephen K. Robinson (left), Charles J. Camarda, Andrew S. W. Thomas, and Soichi Noguchi, all STS-114 mission specialists, participate in Return to Flight training aboard NASA's KC-135 aircraft. The aircraft, based at Ellington Field near Johnson Space Center (JSC), frequently flies a series of parabola patterns over the Gulf of Mexico to afford opportunities for astronauts and investigators to experience brief periods of weightlessness. Noguchi represents the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Topics: Human spaceflight, Soichi Noguchi, Scouting in Japan, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, International Space Station, Weightlessness, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Charles Camarda, STS-114