STS-128 Flight Day 8 Gallery

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    ISS020-E-038360 (5 Sept. 2009) --- These seven international astronauts and cosmonauts take a few minutes from a busy agenda to pose for a portrait on the International Space Station, where they're spending more than a week with a second group of visitors in summer 2009, accomplishing joint activities with the STS-128 Discovery crew. On the front row, from the left, are Canadian Aerospace Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk, and NASA astronauts Tim Kopra and Mike Barratt, with Russia's Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Gennady Padalka. Appearing above them, as though suspended by invisible wires, are, from the left, astronaut Nicole Stott with cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne. Stott replaces Kopra, who will be returning to Earth in a few days aboard Discovery.

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    S128-E-007297 (4 Sept. 2009) ---- Astronaut John "Danny" Olivas, STS-128 mission specialist, checks out a power tool. The Space Shuttle Discovery is currently docked with the International Space Station while the STS-128 astronauts work with the Expedition 20 crewmembers aboard the orbital outpost. In the last several days, Olivas has already participated in two days of extravehicular activity and is preparing for his third and final spacewalk on Sept. 5.

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    S128-E-007324 (4 Sept. 2009) ---- Astronaut John "Danny" Olivas, STS-128 mission specialist, checks out a video camera. The Space Shuttle Discovery is currently docked with the International Space Station while the STS-128 astronauts work with the Expedition 20 crewmembers aboard the orbital outpost. In the last several days, Olivas has already participated in two days of extravehicular activity and is preparing for his third and final spacewalk on Sept. 5.

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    S128-E-007534 (4 Sept. 2009) ---- Astronaut Jose Hernandez, STS-128 mission specialist, works out on the bicycle ergometer on the middeck of the Space Shuttle Discovery. The shuttle is currently docked with the International Space Station while the STS-128 astronauts work with the Expedition 20 crewmembers aboard the orbital outpost.

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    S128-E-007532 (4 Sept. 2009) ---- Astronaut Kevin Ford, STS-128 pilot, works out on the bicycle ergometer on the middeck of the Space Shuttle Discovery. The shuttle is currently docked with the International Space Station while the STS-128 astronauts work with the Expedition 20 crewmembers aboard the orbital outpost.

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    S128-E-007498 (4 Sept. 2009) ---- Astronaut Rick Sturckow, STS-128 commander, is pictured at the commander's station on the flight deck of the Space Shuttle Discovery. The shuttle is currently docked with the International Space Station while the STS-128 astronauts work with the Expedition 20 crewmembers aboard the orbital outpost.

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    S128-E-007543 (4 Sept. 2009) --- Astronaut John "Danny" Olivas, STS-128 mission specialist, is pictured at the controls on the aft flight deck of the Space Shuttle Discovery while it is docked with the International Space Station. Olivas is scheduled to participate in the third and final STS-128 spacewalk on Sept. 5. He also took part in the first two sessions of extravehicular activity to perform work on the orbital outpost.

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    ISS020-E-038341 (5 Sept. 2009) --- The STS-128 crewmembers found a few moments on a day between two spacewalk days to pose for some portraits on the International Space Station. Pictured on the front row, from the left, are astronauts Rick Sturckow, commander; Jose Hernandez and Patrick Forrester, both mission specialists. In the middle of the "clock" arrangement is astronaut Nicole Stott, an Expedition 20 flight engineer who came up to the orbital outpost with this crew. In the back, from left, are astronauts Kevin Ford, pilot, and John "Danny" Olivas, with European Space Agency astronaut Christer Fuglesang, both mission specialists.

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    ISS020-E-038329 (5 Sept. 2009) --- The STS-128 crewmembers found a few moments on a day between two spacewalk days to pose for some portraits on the International Space Station. Pictured on the front row, from the left, are astronauts Rick Sturckow, commander, Jose Hernandez and Patrick Forrester, both mission specialists. In the back, from left, are astronauts Kevin Ford, pilot, and John "Danny" Olivas, with European Space Agency astronaut Christer Fuglesang, both mission specialists.

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    ISS020-E-038338 (5 Sept. 2009) --- The STS-128 crewmembers found a few moments on a day between two spacewalk days to pose for some portraits on the International Space Station. Pictured on the front row, from the left, are astronauts Rick Sturckow, commander, Jose Hernandez and Patrick Forrester, both mission specialists. In the back, from left, are astronauts Kevin Ford, pilot, and John "Danny" Olivas, with European Space Agency astronaut Christer Fuglesang, both mission specialists.