November 14, 2011
As the STS-128 crew and the Space Shuttle Discovery are about half way through their mission, the countenance of astronaut Kevin Ford, pilot, seen here on the middeck, shows his pleasure with the way things are going. At this point, from inside the shuttle and station, Ford and his crewmates have supported two of three spacewalks, with the final one scheduled for Sept. 5. Aside from the spacewalks, a long list of tasks has been performed by the aggregation of 13 astronauts and cosmonauts sharing space on the two spacecraft for several days.
Topics: Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Space exploration, Kevin Ford, STS-128, Shuttle–Mir Program, Gregory J. Harbaugh, Extra-vehicular activity, Astronaut