STS-119 Flight Day 6 Gallery

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    ISS018-E-041334 (20 March 2009) --- Expedition 18 crewmembers pose for a group photo in the Harmony node of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-119) remains docked with the station. From the left (front row) are cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, both flight engineers. From the left (back row) are NASA astronauts Sandra Magnus, STS-119 mission specialist, and Michael Fincke, commander. Magnus flew to the station on STS-126 to serve as a flight engineer for Expedition 18, and will return to Earth as mission specialist with the STS-119 crew.

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    ISS018-E-041340 (20 March 2009) --- Expedition 18 crewmembers pose for a group photo in the Harmony node of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-119) remains docked with the station. From the right are NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, commander; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata and cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, both flight engineers; along with NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus, STS-119 mission specialist. Magnus flew to the station on STS-126 to serve as a flight engineer for Expedition 18, and will return to Earth as mission specialist with the STS-119 crew.

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    ISS018-E-041341 (20 March 2009) --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, Expedition 18 flight engineer; and NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, STS-119 mission specialist, pose for a photo near Wakata's crew compartment in the Harmony node of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station.

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    ISS018-E-041495 (20 March 2009) --- Crewmembers on the International Space Station are busy with various tasks in the Destiny laboratory while Space Shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station. Pictured (from the left) are astronauts Lee Archambault, STS-119 commander; John Phillips, Richard Arnold (mostly obscured) and Steve Swanson, all STS-119 mission specialists; along with astronaut Michael Fincke (top center), Expedition 18 commander; and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata (top right), Expedition 18 flight engineer.

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    ISS018-E-041496 (20 March 2009) --- Astronauts John Phillips (foreground) and Richard Arnold, both STS-119 mission specialists, work the controls of the station's robotic Canadarm2 in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station.

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    ISS018-E-041497 (20 March 2009) --- Crewmembers on the International Space Station are busy with various tasks in the Destiny laboratory while Space Shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station. Pictured are astronauts Steve Swanson (foreground) and Joseph Acaba, both STS-119 mission specialists; along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata (top right), Expedition 18 flight engineer. Astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander, is visible in the background. Also pictured (mostly out of frame) are astronauts Lee Archambault, STS-119 commander; John Phillips and Richard Arnold, both mission specialists.

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    ISS018-E-041506 (20 March 2009) --- Crewmembers on the International Space Station are busy with various tasks in the Destiny laboratory while Space Shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station. Pictured are astronauts Steve Swanson (foreground) and Joseph Acaba, both STS-119 mission specialists; along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata (top right), Expedition 18 flight engineer. Astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander, is at top left. Also pictured (mostly out of frame) is astronaut John Phillips, STS-119 mission specialist.

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    S119-E-006796 (20 March 2009) --- Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, Expedition 18/19 flight engineer, starts to work out on the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) in the Unity node aboard the International Space Station.

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    S119-E-006748 (20 March 2009) --- Astronauts Lee Archambault, (foreground), STS-119 commander, John Phillips and Sandra Magnus, both mission specialists, are pictured at the robotic workstation in Destiny or the U.S. laboratory. Magnus is winding down a lengthy tour in space aboard the orbiting outpost, and she will return to Earth with the Discovery crew.

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    S119-E-006743 (20 March 2009) --- On the eve of a planned shared spacewalk, astronauts Steve Swanson (left) and Joseph Acaba, both STS-119 mission specialists, have a meeting in the Joint Airlock aboard the International Space Station, while linked to the Space Shuttle Discovery.