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 Charles O. Hobaugh (top), STS-129 commander; and Jeffrey Williams (right foreground), Expedition 21 flight engineer; along with Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev (left foreground), Expedition 21 flight engineer. Partially obscured or partially out of frame are Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk (right) and NASA astronaut Nicole Stott, both Expedition 21 flight engineers; along with European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne (right background), Expedition 21 commander; and NASA astronaut Barry E. Wilmore, STS-129 pilot.
Topics: Barry E. Wilmore, STS-129, Expedition 21, Expedition 2, Nicole P. Stott, Charles O. Hobaugh, Robert Thirsk, Expedition 20, Frank De Winne, Expedition 18, International Space Station