Test Pilot; NASA Astronaut: STS-120 & ISS-25;
Space Station Commander; Aspiring Poet; Inspired by quiet moments, kindness and the power of the spoken word.
Colonel Dimitri Kondratiev (Russian Air Force), backup Soyuz Commander, and I arriving at the Cosmonaut Museum.
On a walk in quarantine, along the tree-lined 'Alley of Cosmonauts', on a bluff overlooking the Syr Darya River.
In Baikonur, suited in our 'Sokol' spacesuits. Ready for our 'fit check' and first look at our Soyuz spacecraft.
Crew poster honoring great moments in U.S.-Russian partnership; 'Meeting at the Elbe' and 'Apollo-Soyuz'. 11 days!
"Wheels-in-a-Can"...last day in Star City...going to miss the trees and solitude. T-13 days...and counting...
Our visit to Red Square and the Kremlin on Memorial Day. Exams complete...next stop...Baikonur!
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