November 1, 2011
What almost looks like a scene at a train station or airport luggage area is actually an image of astronauts onboard the International Space Station getting ready for the first spacewalk to kick off a series of five scheduled over the next several days. And part of the "luggage" is actually two suited astronauts ---Dave Wolf (wearing red stripes on his suit) and Tim Kopra (feet and legs visible) in the Quest airlock. Partially visible at the top of the frame is astronaut Christopher Cassidy, STS-127 mission specialist, and in bottom foreground is astronaut Mike Barratt, Expedition 20 flight engineer.
Topics: STS-127, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Michael R. Barratt, Quest Joint Airlock, Expedition 20, Timothy L. Kopra, Extra-vehicular activity, International Space Station