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Astronaut William Oefelein, STS-116 pilot+ View High-res
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ISS014-E-09814 (13 Dec. 2006) --- Astronaut William A. (Bill) Oefelein, STS-116 pilot, looks over procedures checklists on the middeck of Space Shuttle Discovery while docked with the International Space Station.
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S116-E-06080 (13 Dec. 2006) --- Backdropped by a blue and white Earth, Progress 23 supply vehicle docked to the Zvezda Service Module's aft port of International Space Station, is featured in this image photographed by a STS-116 crewmember while Space Shuttle Discovery was docked with the station.
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S116-E-06081 (13 Dec. 2006) -- Backdropped against a colorful part of Earth, Progress 23 supply vehicle docked to the Zvezda Service Module's aft port of International Space Station, is featured in this image photographed by a STS-116 crewmember while Space Shuttle Discovery was docked with the station. Shark Bay, Australia is visible at lower right.
STS-116 mission specialists share a meal at the galley in the Zvezda Service Module+ View High-res
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ISS014-E-09650 (13 Dec. 2006) --- European Space Agency (ESA) astronauts Thomas Reiter (left) and Christer Fuglesang; and astronaut Nicholas J. M. Patrick (partially out of frame), all STS-116 mission specialists, share a meal at the galley in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station.
The STS-116 and Expedition 14 crewmembers share a meal in the Zvezda Service Module+ View High-res
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S116-E-06068 (13 Dec. 2006) --- The STS-116 and Expedition 14 crewmembers share a meal in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station. Pictured in the foreground are astronauts Nicholas J. M. Patrick (left), STS-116 mission specialist; Michael E. Lopez-Alegria (center top), Expedition 14 commander and NASA space station science officer; and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Reiter (right), STS-116 mission specialist. Pictured in the background are cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin (left), Expedition 14 flight engineer representing Russia's Federal Space Agency; European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Christer Fuglesang, STS-116 mission specialist; Sunita L. Williams, Expedition 14 flight engineer; Joan E. Higginbotham, Robert L. Curbeam, Jr., both STS-116 mission specialists; and William A. (Bill) Oefelein, STS-116 pilot. Astronaut Mark L. Polansky, STS-116 commander, is out of frame.
Astronaut Sunita Williams, Expedition 14 flight engineer+ View High-res
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S116-E-06110 (13 Dec. 2006) --- Astronaut Sunita L. Williams, Expedition 14 flight engineer, works in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. Astronauts Robert L. Curbeam, Jr., STS-116 mission specialist, and Michael E. Lopez-Alegria, Expedition 14 commander and NASA space station science officer, are visible in the background.
A kink is visible in the port-side P6 solar array+ View High-res
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S116-E-05789 (13 Dec. 2006) --- This digital still image was taken by a crew member aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery of a kink that occurred in the port-side P6 solar array during the first attempt to retract that array on Dec. 13. The crew later extended the array and cleared this kink. The slow retraction of the array was then begun again with similar retraction and extension cycles repeated as the day progressed.