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occurrence which became somewhat of a
tradition for shuttle crews and those of
the International Space Station
expeditions, the Expedition 28 crew and
the STS-135 Atlantis astronauts formed a
microgravity circle for a portrait aboard
the orbiting complex's Kibo laboratory of
the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
The STS-135 crew consists of NASA
astronauts Chris Ferguson, Doug Hurley,
Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim. The
Expedition 28 crewmembers are JAXA
astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, NASA
astronauts Ron Garan and Mike Fossum,
and Russian cosmonauts Andrey
Borisenko, Alexander Samokutyaev and
Sergei Volkov. Shuttle and station
commanders Ferguson and Borisenko are
in the 12 o'clock and six o'clock
positions, respectively, on the circle.
U.S. flag pictured was flown on the first
space shuttle mission, STS-1, and flew on
this mission to be presented to the space
station crew. It will remain onboard until
the next crew launched from the U.S. will
retrieve it for return to Earth. It will fly
from Earth again, with the crew that
launches from the U.S. on a journey of
exploration beyond Earth orbit.
Date: July 15, 2011
Photo Credit: NASA