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  • Robert Kimbrough and Stephen Bowen› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-015749 (26 Feb. 2008) --- Astronauts Robert S. (Shane) Kimbrough and Stephen G. Bowen (partially obscured), both STS-126 mission specialists, are about to be submerged in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center. Kimbrough and Bowen are attired in training versions of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit. SCUBA-equipped divers (out of frame) are in the water to assist the crewmembers in their rehearsal, intended to help prepare them for work on the exterior of the International Space Station.

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    JSC2008-E-015751 (26 Feb. 2008) --- Astronauts Robert S. (Shane) Kimbrough and Stephen G. Bowen (partially obscured), both STS-126 mission specialists, are submerged in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near Johnson Space Center. Kimbrough and Bowen are attired in training versions of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit. SCUBA-equipped divers are in the water to assist the crewmembers in their rehearsal, intended to help prepare them for work on the exterior of the International Space Station.

  • STS-126 Commander Christopher J. Ferguson with United Space Alliance suit technician Daniel Palmer and STS-126 Pilot Eric A. Boe› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-024309 (28 Feb. 2008) --- Astronaut Christopher J. Ferguson, STS-126 commander, dons a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. United Space Alliance (USA) suit technician Daniel Palmer assisted Ferguson. Astronaut Eric A. Boe, pilot, is visible at right.

  • STS-126 Commander Christopher J. Ferguson› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-024311 (28 Feb. 2008) --- Astronaut Christopher J. Ferguson, STS-126 commander, gets help donning a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center.

  • STS-126 Pilot Eric A. Boe with United Space Alliance suit technician Fred Utley› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-024314 (28 Feb. 2008) --- Astronaut Eric A. Boe, STS-126 pilot, dons a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. United Space Alliance (USA) suit technician Fred Utley assisted Boe.

  • STS-126 Mission Specialist Donald R. Pettit with United Space Alliance suit technicians Joel Alvarado (right) and Justin Roberts› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-024330 (28 Feb. 2008) --- Astronaut Donald R. Pettit, STS-126 mission specialist, dons a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. United Space Alliance (USA) suit technicians Joel Alvarado (right) and Justin Roberts assisted Pettit.

  • STS-126 Mission Specialist Stephen G. Bowen› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-024341 (28 Feb. 2008) --- Attired in a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit, astronaut Stephen G. Bowen, STS-126 mission specialist, awaits the start of a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center.

  • STS-126 Mission Specialist Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-024345 (28 Feb. 2008) --- Attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit, astronaut Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, STS-126 mission specialist, awaits the start of a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center.

  • Astronauts Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper (left) and Sandra H. Magnus› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-024521 (6 March 2008) --- Astronauts Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper (left), STS-126 mission specialist, and Sandra H. Magnus, Expedition 17/18 flight engineer, prepare for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. Magnus is scheduled to join Expedition 17 after launching to the International Space Station on mission STS-126.

  • The STS-126 crew› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-024522 (6 March 2008) --- Astronaut Christopher J. Ferguson (right), STS-126 commander, briefs his crew in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. From the left are astronauts Donald R. Pettit, Robert S. (Shane) Kimbrough, Stephen G. Bowen, Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, all mission specialists; Sandra H. Magnus, Expedition 17/18 flight engineer; and Eric A. Boe, pilot. Magnus is scheduled to join Expedition 17 after launching to the International Space Station on mission STS-126.