STS-129 Flight Day 9 Gallery

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    S129-E-009497 (24 Nov. 2009) --- Astronaut Nicole Stott, STS-129 mission specialist, takes one of her final "strolls" through the modules and hatchways of the International Space Station on the eve of her departure from the orbital outpost.

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    S129-E-009501 (24 Nov. 2009) --- Cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, Expedition 20/21 flight engineer, is pictured onboard the International Space Station on the eve of the undocking of the orbital outpost and the space shuttle Atlantis and the departure of the STS-129 crew. Romanenko's tenure onboard the station is winding down, also, as he is scheduled to return to Earth in less than a week onboard a Soyuz spacecraft, along with two crewmates.

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    S129-E-009492 (24 Nov. 2009) --- NASA astronauts Randy Bresnik (left), STS-129 mission specialist, and Jeffrey Williams, holding a camcorder, talk "International Space Station" on the eve of going separate directions when the space shuttle Atlantis and the orbital outpost are scheduled to undock.Williams assumes command today of the station crew.

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    S129-E-008267 (24 Nov. 2009) --- Astronaut Leland Melvin, STS-129 mission specialist, watches a water bubble float between him and the camera, showing his image refracted, on the middeck of space shuttle Atlantis.

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    S129-E-008320 (24 Nov. 2009) --- This close-up view of a water bubble floating freely on the middeck of space shuttle Atlantis shows a refracted image of astronaut Leland Melvin, STS-129 mission specialist.

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    S129-E-008340 (24 Nov. 2009) --- Astronaut Charles O. Hobaugh, STS-129 commander, is pictured on the middeck of space shuttle Atlantis during flight day nine activities.

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    S129-E-008193 (24 Nov. 2009) --- Astronaut Leland Melvin, STS-129 mission specialist, reads a checklist on the middeck of space shuttle Atlantis during flight day nine activities.

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    S129-E-008261 (24 Nov. 2009) --- Astronaut Leland Melvin, STS-129 mission specialist, watches a bubble float freely, after having squeezed it from his beverage container, on the middeck of space shuttle Atlantis.

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    S129-E-008265 (24 Nov. 2009) --- Astronaut Leland Melvin, STS-129 mission specialist, watches a bubble float freely, after having squeezed it from his beverage container, on the middeck of space shuttle Atlantis.

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    ISS021-E-032730 (24 Nov. 2009) --- One of the last occasions for the twelve internationally-represented astronauts and cosmonauts to spend time together in space was topped off with a series of group portraits aboard the International Space Station. This group, who will soon be departing, includes the seven STS-129 Atlantis astronauts Charles O. Hobaugh (second left), commander; Barry E. Wilmore (second right), pilot; and left to right on the front row: Leland Melvin, Nicole Stott and Robert L. Satcher Jr., all mission specialists. Also, Mike Foreman and Randy Bresnik, (left and right, respectively on the back row) mission specialists. Later, they will be saying their farewells to NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams, the European Space Agency’s Frank De Winne, the Canadian Space agency’s Robert Thirsk and Russia’s Federal Space Agency cosmonauts Roman Romanenko and Maxim Suraev (all out of frame), who will remain onboard the orbital outpost.