September 21, 2011
Astronauts Daniel M. Tani (foreground right), Expedition 16 flight engineer; European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli (background right) and Douglas H. Wheelock (background center), both STS-120 mission specialists, don training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at the Johnson Space Center. Tani is scheduled to join Expedition 16 as flight engineer after launching to the International Space Station on mission STS-120 and is scheduled to return home on mission STS-122. United Space Alliance suit technician Ryan Carabaja assisted Tani.
Topics: STS-120, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, Expedition 16, Daniel M. Tani, STS-122, Expedition 27, Paolo A. Nespoli, Douglas H. Wheelock, Environment