Mom to my home crew. NASA Astronaut STS-128, ISS Expeditions 20/21, STS-129, STS-133. Aquanaut NEEMO 9.
A little more playing with water
T38 self portrait
Getting into the suit for launch
With my suit techs before suitup for launch
Quarantine measures at the launch pad
At Discovery's hatch day before launch.
Our launch suits on the rack before suitup. 5 Bugs (astro class of 2000) on our crew.
Traditional preflight cake cutting - not so traditional approach to cutting the cake ;)
W/one of our favorite ISS instructors
emergency egress training-we have option on runway to go out overhead window- part 1, climb out the window...
...part 2 - rapelling down the side of the orbiter to the ground
Suiting up Al for spacewalk training at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab (huge pool with ISS mockup)
Key members of my ground support team -- at Discovery's rollout to the pad
Visiting the Discovery team at KSC
Day before launch we get to check out the set up in the crew compartment (cable routing, etc)
At KSC we get to drive the "tank" that we'd use if we had to do an emergency egress from the launch pad
We train for contingencies like having to do an EVA to repair damaged thermal protection tiles
Tonight posting some preflight pics. Starting w/this one of Discovery's rollout from the OPF
Playing w/water. More pics to come later tonight.
Soyuz tour - at hatch with Sasha and Steve
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