February 9, 2012
ISS023-E-020635 (7 April 2010) --- Soon after initial hatch opening, at far left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Expedition 23 commander, along with (from the left) NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio, T.J. Creamer, James P. Dutton Jr. and Alan Poindexter visit briefly before getting down to serious business. Creamer is an Expedition 23 flight engineer and Mastracchio is an STS-131 mission specialist. Poindexter and Dutton are commander and pilot, respectively, for the Discovery crew.
Topics: STS-131, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Oleg Kotov, Expedition 23, Alan G. Poindexter, Richard Mastracchio, Kotov, International Space Station, Alan Poindexter