Nicole Stott

@Astro_Nicole

Mom to my home crew. NASA Astronaut STS-128, ISS Expeditions 20/21, STS-129, STS-133. Aquanaut NEEMO 9.

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A little more playing with water

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T38 self portrait

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Getting into the suit for launch

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With my suit techs before suitup for launch

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Quarantine measures at the launch pad

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At Discovery's hatch day before launch.

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Our launch suits on the rack before suitup. 5 Bugs (astro class of 2000) on our crew.

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Traditional preflight cake cutting - not so traditional approach to cutting the cake ;)

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W/one of our favorite ISS instructors

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emergency egress training-we have option on runway to go out overhead window- part 1, climb out the window...

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...part 2 - rapelling down the side of the orbiter to the ground

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Suiting up Al for spacewalk training at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab (huge pool with ISS mockup)

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Key members of my ground support team -- at Discovery's rollout to the pad

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Visiting the Discovery team at KSC

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Day before launch we get to check out the set up in the crew compartment (cable routing, etc)

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At KSC we get to drive the "tank" that we'd use if we had to do an emergency egress from the launch pad

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We train for contingencies like having to do an EVA to repair damaged thermal protection tiles

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Tonight posting some preflight pics. Starting w/this one of Discovery's rollout from the OPF

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Playing w/water. More pics to come later tonight.

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Soyuz tour - at hatch with Sasha and Steve

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