October 12, 2011
Eight of ten astronauts and cosmonauts currently sharing work on the International Space Station share a mealtime on the Zvezda service module. Holding beverage or food packets and partially out of frame on each side of the scene are astronauts Garrett Reisman (left edge) and Ken Ham (right edge), mission specialist and pilot, respectively, for the STS-124 mission. Others, from the left are cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 17 flight engineer; Sergei Volkov, Expedition 17 commander; along with astronauts Ron Garan, STS-124 mission specialist; Mike Fossum, mission specialist; Mark Kelly, commander; Karen Nyberg, mission specialist; and Ken Ham, pilot. Not pictured are astronauts Greg Chamitoff, the new Expedition flight engineer, and Akihiko Hoshide, mission specialist representing JAXA.
Topics: STS-124, Spaceflight, Space exploration, NASA Astronaut Group 17, Expedition 17, Michael E. Fossum, Oleg Kononenko, Akihiko Hoshide, Ronald J. Garan, Jr., Gregory Chamitoff, Human spaceflight, NASA, mission specialist