October 12, 2011
Nine of ten astronauts and cosmonauts currently sharing work on the International Space Station squeeze into an informal group portrait during mealtime on the Zvezda service module. Astronaut Mike Fossum, STS-124 mission specialist, is in center foreground. Pictured clockwise from his position are astronauts Mark Kelly, shuttle commander; Akihiko Hoshide, mission specialist; Karen Nyberg, mission specialist; Ken Ham, pilot; and Greg Chamitoff, Expedition 17 flight engineer; along with cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko, station flight engineer; and Sergei Volkov, station commander; and astronaut Garrett Reisman, STS-124 mission specialist. Not pictured is astronaut Ron Garan, STS-124 mission specialist.
Topics: Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Space exploration, STS-124 mission, specialist, NASA Astronaut Group 17, Expedition 17, Oleg Kononenko, Akihiko Hoshide, Ronald J. Garan, Jr., Gregory Chamitoff, STS-124, mission specialist, Astronaut