December 15, 2011
STS-129 and Expedition 21 crew members are pictured shortly after Space Shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station docked in space and the hatches were opened on Nov. 18, 2009. Pictured are European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne (center), Expedition 21 commander; along with NASA astronauts Robert L. Satcher Jr. (left), STS-129 mission specialist; Nicole Stott, Expedition 21 flight engineer; Leland Melvin (background) and Randy Bresnik (right foreground), both STS-129 mission specialists. Also pictured are Russian cosmonauts Maxim Suraev (left, partially obscured) and Roman Romanenko (right, mostly obscured); along with Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk (right background), all Expedition 21 flight engineers.
Topics: STS-129, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Roman Romanenko, Nicole P. Stott, Robert Thirsk, Expedition 20, Expedition 21, Frank De Winne, Randolph Bresnik, Canadian Space Agency, International Space Station