October 5, 2011
Astronaut Peggy Whitson, Expedition 16 commander, joins two members of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's STS-123 crew onboard Destiny, the U.S. laboratory. European Space Agency astronaut Leopold Eyharts, center, will return to Earth with the Endeavour crew after having served a couple of months as flight engineer onboard the station. Astronaut Robert L. Behnken, mission specialist, is at the station's Canadarm2 controls.
Topics: Léopold Eyharts, Expedition 16, Spaceflight, Disaster Accident, Expedition 5, STS-122, Peggy Whitson, Canadarm2, STS-123, Robert L. Behnken, Space Shuttle Endeavour, Astronaut, Environment