October 31, 2011
A few hours after NASA Administrator Michael Griffin announced from Goddard Space Flight Center the astronauts selected for the final shuttle mission to perform work on the Hubble Space Telescope, the crew met the news media at the Johnson Space Center. Following the press briefing, the members posed for this group portrait. From left to right are astronauts K. Megan McArthur, Michael T. Good, Gregory C. Johnson, Scott D. Altman, John M. Grunsfeld, Michael J. Massimino and Andrew J. Feustel. Altman will command the final space shuttle mission to Hubble, and Johnson will serve as pilot for his initial spaceflight. Mission specialists include veteran spacewalkers Grunsfeld and Massimino and first-time space fliers Feustel, Good and McArthur.
Topics: Space, Human spaceflight, Space exploration, Andrew J. Feustel, John M. Grunsfeld, Michael J. Massimino, STS-125, K. Megan McArthur, Scott Altman, Spaceflight, Space Shuttle program, Hubble Space Telescope