S126-E-12236 (27 Nov. 2008) --- Not far away from this close-up scene of the galley on the Space Shuttle Endeavour were nine astronauts and a cosmonaut eager to share a Thanksgiving meal to top off almost two weeks of joint activities, including an involved home improvement project on the International Space Station. Unlike most of their families and friends on Earth, who probably went through pains to prepare elaborate meals for this festive occasion, the STS-126 and Expedition 18 crewmembers, merely needed add water to these prepared packets
S126-E-012246 (27 Nov. 2008) --- As time winds down to an end of almost two weeks of joint activities between the STS-126 and Expedition 18 crewmembers, the station crew and the shuttle commander busy themselves with final chores on the middeck of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. From left to right are cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and astronaut Sandra Magnus, both Expedition 18 flight engineers, along with astronaut Chris Ferguson, STS-126 commander, and Michael Fincke, station commander.
S126-E-012247 (27 Nov. 2008) --- Getting all ten members of an aggregation consisting of seven Endeavour astronauts and three Expedition 18 crewmembers into a single photo wasn't easy as the two crews shared a Thanksgiving meal on the middeck of the orbiter. Astronaut Sandra Magnus, Expedition 18 flight engineer, appears at top center. Clockwise from her position are astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Eric Boe, along with cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, and astronauts Steve Bowen (partially visible behind Lonchakov), Donald Pettit, Michael Fincke, Gregory Chamitoff, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Chris Ferguson (partially visible at top right). Ferguson is STS-126 commander, and Fincke is commander for the station crew.