October 7, 2011
The STS-124 and Expedition 17 crewmembers greet each other shortly after Space Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station docked in space and the hatches were opened on June 2, 2008. Pictured are Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Sergei Volkov (left foreground), Expedition 17 commander; NASA astronauts Mark Kelly (left, partially obscured), STS-124 commander; Ken Ham, STS-124 pilot; Mike Fossum (center left), STS-124 mission specialist; Garrett Reisman (center right); cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (right), both Expedition 17 flight engineers; astronaut Ron Garan, Greg Chamitoff and Karen Nyberg, all STS-124 mission specialists. Not pictured is Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, STS-124 mission specialist.
Topics: Expedition 17, STS-124, Spaceflight, Oleg Kononenko, Akihiko Hoshide, Ronald J. Garan, Jr., Gregory Chamitoff