Mission specialist on STS-74 and performed multiple EVAs on STS-100. Currently training as the commander of Expedition 35.
The spacewalking training pool is 15m / 45ft deep - a whole Space Station in there
At the Sonny Carter Training Facility - aka the NBL
What to take to space? Yesterday we chose everything from socks to Swiss Army.
PR Picture Day - to make a life-sized photo cut-out. See the Shuttle trainer behind me.
Rassvet - dawn in Russia. I'll be home by sunset after 6 weeks on the road.
our World is a mesmerizing eye magnet
Florida with the lights on, right down to Key West
A late rose in the sun - something to miss during 6 months off Earth
My brain hurt after 8 hours of Soyuz spaceship motion control theory today - into the sim tomorrow!
Star City parade square update - new blacktop, hope it survives the freeze/thaw. 18G Centrifuge in back.
I wonder who the first cosmonaut to use this model was? You can see the 3 Soyuz sections.
NASA housing and vans in October snow - Star City, Russia
Soyuz control panel desktop simulator - note the supporting computers
Though its memorial is stained and tagged, Sputnik forever opened up our imaginations to the world above the sky.
Star City, Green City - the footpath to my Docking System exam (it went very well!)
Star City Barbershop - Haircut 300 Rubles ($9.00)
Typical Star City classroom - studying the Soyuz Docking System, exam Wednesday
The church peeks out from behind the nearly-built Star City apartment building.
Sunday morning in Star City - the newly constructed Russian Orthodox church
The back road way into Star City - main road traffic coming back from Moscow was jammed
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