December 15, 2011
STS-129 and Expedition 21 crew members greet each other shortly after Space Shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station docked in space and the hatches were opened on Nov. 18, 2009. Pictured are NASA astronauts Jeffrey Williams and Nicole Stott, both Expedition 21 flight engineers; along with NASA astronauts Barry E. Wilmore, STS-129 pilot; and Mike Foreman, STS-129 mission specialist. Partially obscured at left is Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev, Expedition 21 flight engineer.
Topics: STS-129, Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, Disaster Accident, Expedition 2, Nicole P. Stott, Jeffrey Williams, Barry E. Wilmore, Expedition 21, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Spaceflight, NASA