August 17, 2011
European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter (left) and astronaut Piers J. Sellers listen to a reporter's question during the STS-121 crew's preflight briefings at the Johnson Space Center. The two were joined on the dais by five other astronauts who are scheduled to complete the seven member crew when it launches to dock with the International Space Station in early July. At the conclusion of the STS-121 crew's visit to the orbital outpost, Reiter will stay aboard the station to serve as a flight engineer on the Expedition 13 crew.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Space exploration, Expedition 13, Piers Sellers, Thomas Reiter, STS-121, International Space Station, Astronaut