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JSC2007-E-098005 (8 Nov. 2007) --- At the Discovery crew's Nov. 8 welcome home ceremony in Houston astronaut George Zamka, the STS-120 pilot, revealed a cufflink tab like those which he and Peggy Whitson, Expedition 16 commander, crafted and which were then installed by spacewalker Scott Parazynski to repair a torn solar array. Zamka said he was keeping this memento as a reminder of his NASA coworkers support.
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JSC2007-E-098008 (8 Nov. 2007) --- European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli, STS-120 mission specialist, waves his homeland's national flag during the Discovery crew's Nov. 8 welcome home ceremony at Houston's Ellington Field. Other replicas of the Italian flag were seen waving throughout the hangar. Nespoli is flanked by two fellow mission specialists -- astronauts Clay Anderson (left) and Doug Wheelock.
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JSC2007-E-098010 (8 Nov. 2007) --- "Look, I'm seeing double," European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli appears to be saying as he points toward a life size photo cutout (out of frame) of astronaut Clay Anderson, seated to his right, during the Discovery crew's Nov. 8 welcome home ceremony at Houston's Ellington Field.The two mission specialists were joined by their five STS-120 crewmates on the stage of Ellington's hangars.
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JSC2007-E-098002 (8 Nov. 2007) --- The crew of the STS-120 mission was welcomed home to Houston Nov. 8, following the landing of Space Shuttle Discovery in Florida on Nov. 7. Center Director Mike Coats, far right, introduced the crew to the crowd on hand at Ellington Field. From the right are STS-120 commander Pam Melroy, pilot George Zamka and mission specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli (ESA) and Clay Anderson were welcomed by family and friends during the ceremony.
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JSC2007-E-098003 (8 Nov. 2007) --- The crew of the STS-120 mission was welcomed home to Houston Nov. 8, following the landing of Space Shuttle Discovery in Florida on Nov. 7. STS-120 commander Pam Melroy, pilot George Zamka (both pictured here with JSC Director Mike Coats) along with mission specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli (ESA) and Clay Anderson (all out of frame) were welcomed by family and friends during a ceremony at Houston's Ellington Field.
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JSC2007-E-098004 (8 Nov. 2007) --- The crew of the STS-120 mission was welcomed home to Houston Nov. 8, following the landing of Space Shuttle Discovery in Florida on Nov. 7. STS-120 commander Pam Melroy, and pilot George Zamka (both pictured) along with mission specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli (ESA) and Clay Anderson (all out of frame) were welcomed by family and friends during a ceremony at Houston's Ellington Field.
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JSC2007-E-098006 (8 Nov. 2007) --- The crew of the STS-120 mission was welcomed home to Houston Nov. 8, following the landing of Space Shuttle Discovery in Florida on Nov. 7. Astronaut Scott Parazynski, who participated in all four STS-120 spacewalks, addresses well-wishers. Astronaut George Zamka, pilot, looks on. Not pictured are astronaut Pam Melroy, commander, and mission specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli (ESA) and Clay Anderson (all out of frame). The astronauts were welcomed by family and friends during an afternoon ceremony at Houston's Ellington Field.
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JSC2007-E-098007 (8 Nov. 2007) --- The crew of the STS-120 mission was welcomed home to Houston Nov. 8, following the landing of Space Shuttle Discovery in Florida on Nov. 7. Astronaut Doug Wheelock, mission specialist, addresses the crowd on hand at Ellington Field. Also seen are astronauts Stephanie Wilson and Scott Parazynski, mission specialists. Not pictured are STS-120 commander Pam Melroy, pilot George Zamka and mission specialists Paolo Nespoli (ESA) and Clay Anderson.
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JSC2007-E-098009 (8 Nov. 2007) --- Astronaut Clay Anderson waves to a crowd of well-wishers on hand Nov. 8 at Houston's Ellington Field to greet the returning STS-120 astronauts following the landing of Space Shuttle Discovery in Florida on Nov. 7. Anderson had been flight engineer onboard the International Space Station approximately five months before the undocking of the shuttle and station earlier this week.
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JSC2007-E-097963 (8 Nov. 2007) ---- The crew of the STS-120 mission received a special greeting upon their return home to Houston Thursday, Nov. 8, following the landing of space shuttle Discovery in Florida on Wednesday, Nov. 7. President George W. Bush greeted STS-120 commander Pam Melroy (pictured). He also exchanged greetings with the other members of the crew (out of frame) -- pilot George Zamka and mission specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Clay Anderson at Houston's Ellington Field. JSC Director Mike Coats applauds in the background.