August 17, 2011
The STS-121 crew greets reporters during its preflight briefing at the Johnson Space Center. On the dais, moving left from right foreground are astronauts Steven Lindsey, commander; Mark E. Kelly, pilot; and Michael E. Fossum, Lisa M. Nowak, Stephanie D. Wilson, Piers J. Sellers and Thomas Reiter, all mission specialists. Once the crew of seven docks with the International Space Station, Reiter, who represents the European Space Agency, will remain onboard to serve as a member of the Expedition 13 crew.
Topics: Disaster Accident, STS-121, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Lisa Nowak, Expedition 13, Piers Sellers, Michael E. Fossum, Steven W. Lindsey, Mark E. Kelly, Thomas Reiter, Military personnel, Space exploration