October 26, 2011
Astronaut Christopher J. Ferguson (right), STS-126 commander, briefs his crew in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. From the left are astronauts Donald R. Pettit, Robert S. (Shane) Kimbrough, Stephen G. Bowen, Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, all mission specialists; Sandra H. Magnus, Expedition 17/18 flight engineer; and Eric A. Boe, pilot. Magnus is scheduled to join Expedition 17 after launching to the International Space Station on mission STS-126.
Topics: STS-126, Edwards Air Force Base, Spaceflight, Disaster Accident, Kimbrough, Sandra Magnus, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Pettit, Eric A. Boe, Donald Pettit, Human spaceflight, Space exploration, NASA