November 1, 2011
Astronaut Tim Kopra, mission specialist, is pictured during the first of five planned spacewalks to be performed on the International Space Station by the STS-127 crew. Kopra, joined by astronaut Dave Wolf (out of frame) on this spacewalk, holds onto a handrail on Endeavour's port side. When the Endeavour crew returns to Earth, Kopra will stay onboard the station to serve as flight engineer for ISS expedition duty.
Topics: Timothy L. Kopra, STS-127, Spaceflight, Tim Kopra, Expedition 17, Expedition 18, Extra-vehicular activity