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Aerial view of Endeavour on launch pad+ View High-res
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JSC2007-E-40800 (5 Aug. 2007) --- An aerial view of part of the Kennedy Space Center's giant complex featuring the Space Shuttle Endeavour and its support stack of hardware on launch pad 39A, the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and surrounding area. Endeavour's launch is scheduled for Aug. 8, 2007 at 6:36 p.m. (EDT) to begin the STS-118 mission. This image was photographed from a NASA T-38 aircraft.
Dave Williams and Barbara R. Morgan+ View High-res
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JSC2003-E-31069 (16 April 2003) --- Astronauts Dafydd R. (Dave) Williams (left) representing the Canadian Space Agency and Barbara R. Morgan, both STS-118 mission specialists, participate in food tasting in the Flight Projects Division Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center.
Rick Mastracchio and Scott J. Kelly+ View High-res
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JSC2006-E-36694 (21 Aug. 2006) --- Astronauts Richard A. (Rick) Mastracchio (left), STS-118 mission specialist, and Scott J. Kelly, commander, participate in food tasting in the Flight Projects Division Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center (JSC).
Charles O. Hobaugh attired in a training version of shuttle launch and entry suit+ View High-res
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JSC2006-E-43165 (28 Sept. 2006) --- Astronaut Charles O. Hobaugh, STS-118 pilot, attired in a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit, awaits the start of an emergency egress training session in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near the Johnson Space Center.
Tracy Caldwell listens to briefing+ View High-res
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JSC2006-E-43200 (28 Sept. 2006) --- Astronaut Tracy E. Caldwell, STS-118 mission specialist, listens as a crew trainer briefs her in the usage of parachute gear during an emergency egress training session in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center. Caldwell is wearing a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit.
Rick Mastracchio+ View High-res
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JSC2006-E-43210 (28 Sept. 2006) --- Astronaut Richard A. (Rick) Mastracchio, STS-118 mission specialist, dons a training version of the shuttle launch and entry suit prior to the start of a mission training session in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center. Suit technician Joe Alvarado assisted Mastracchio.
Rick Mastracchio and Clayton C. Anderson+ View High-res
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JSC2006-E-43670 (4 Oct. 2006) --- Astronauts Richard A. (Rick) Mastracchio (left), STS-118 mission specialist; and Clayton C. Anderson, Expedition 15 NASA space station science officer and flight engineer, discuss training activities during an emergency egress training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at the Johnson Space Center. Mastracchio and Anderson are wearing training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suit.
Tracy Caldwell, Clayton C. Anderson, Dave Williams, Rick Mastracchio+ View High-res
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JSC2006-E-43673 (4 Oct. 2006) --- Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits, astronauts Tracy E. Caldwell (left), STS-118 mission specialist; Clayton C. Anderson, Expedition 15 NASA space station science officer and flight engineer; Dafydd R. (Dave) Williams, representing the Canadian Space Agency, and Richard A. (Rick) Mastracchio, both STS-118 mission specialists, enjoy a light moment as they await an emergency egress training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at the Johnson Space Center.
Rick Mastracchio dons training version of shuttle launch and entry suit+ View High-res
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JSC2006-E-43721 (4 Oct. 2006) --- Astronaut Richard A. (Rick) Mastracchio (right), STS-118 mission specialist, dons a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit prior to the start of a mission training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. Suit technician Joe Alvarado assisted Mastracchio.
Bob Behrendsen briefs astronauts+ View High-res
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JSC2006-E-43734 (4 Oct. 2006) --- Crew trainer Bob Behrendsen (standing, right background) briefs astronauts Scott J. Kelly (seated left), STS-118 commander; Charles O. Hobaugh, pilot; Tracy E. Caldwell and Richard A. (Rick) Mastracchio, mission specialists; Dafydd R. (Dave) Williams, mission specialist representing the Canadian Space Agency; Barbara R. Morgan, mission specialist; and Clayton C. Anderson, Expedition 15 NASA space station science officer and flight engineer; during a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at the Johnson Space Center. The crewmembers are attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits.
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