November 2, 2011
After 11 days of cooperative work onboard the International Space Station and Space Shuttle Endeavour, the STS-127 and Expedition 20 crew members bid farewell to each other prior to the undocking of the two spacecraft. Pictured in the foreground are Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata (left), STS-127 mission specialist; cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, Expedition 20 commander; NASA astronaut Mark Polansky, STS-127 commander; and NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, Expedition 20 flight engineer. Pictured in the background are cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne, all Expedition 20 flight engineers. Undocking occurred at 12:26 p.m. (CDT) on July 28, 2009.
Topics: Expedition 20, Koichi Wakata, Spaceflight, Roman Romanenko, Mark L. Polansky, Expedition 19, Timothy L. Kopra, Frank De Winne, Expedition 18, STS-127, Gennady Padalka, International Space Station