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  • STS-126 Commander Christopher J. Ferguson (left) and Pilot Eric A. Boe› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-024524 (6 March 2008) --- Astronauts Christopher J. Ferguson (left) and Eric A. Boe, STS-126 commander and pilot, respectively, don training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. United Space Alliance (USA) suit technicians assisted Ferguson and Boe.

  • United Space Alliance suit technician Fred Utley (right) briefs STS-126 Mission Specialist Donald R. Pettit› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-024527 (6 March 2008) --- United Space Alliance (USA) suit technician Fred Utley (right) briefs astronaut Donald R. Pettit, STS-126 mission specialist, in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. Pettit is attired in a training version of his shuttle launch and entry suit.

  • STS-126 Pilot Eric A. Boe› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-024528 (6 March 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.

  • Astronauts Sandra H. Magnus (foreground), Robert S. (Shane) Kimbrough and Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-024534 (6 March 2008) --- Astronauts Sandra H. Magnus (foreground), Expedition 17/18 flight engineer; Robert S. (Shane) Kimbrough and Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, both STS-126 mission specialists, give a "thumbs-up" signal during a training session in one of the full-scale trainers in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits, the three are seated on the middeck for a post insertion/de-orbit training session. 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-025025 (7 March 2008) --- The STS-126 crewmembers await for the start of a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. Pictured from the right are astronauts Gregory E. Chamitoff, Expedition 17 flight engineer; Robert S. (Shane) Kimbrough, Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, Stephen G. Bowen, Donald R. Pettit, all STS-126 mission specialists; and Eric A. Boe, pilot. Chamitoff is scheduled to join Expedition 17 after launching to the International Space Station on mission STS-124 and return on STS-126.

  • Astronauts Robert S. (Shane) Kimbrough (left) and Gregory E. Chamitoff› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-025026 (7 March 2008) --- Astronauts Robert S. (Shane) Kimbrough (left), STS-126 mission specialist; and Gregory E. Chamitoff, Expedition 17 flight engineer, await for the start of a training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. Chamitoff is scheduled to join Expedition 17 after launching to the International Space Station on mission STS-124 and return on STS-126.

  • Astronauts Christopher J. Ferguson (right), Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper and Donald R. Pettit› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-025029 (7 March 2008) --- Astronauts Christopher J. Ferguson (right), STS-126 commander; Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper and Donald R. Pettit, both mission specialists, participate in a training session in the Crew Compartment Trainer (CCT-2) in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center.

  • Astronauts Gregory E. Chamitoff (left), Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper and Donald R. Pettit› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-025030 (7 March 2008) --- Astronauts Gregory E. Chamitoff (left), Expedition 17 flight engineer; Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper and Donald R. Pettit, both STS-126 mission specialists, participate in a training session in the Crew Compartment Trainer (CCT-2) in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. Chamitoff is scheduled to join Expedition 17 after launching to the International Space Station on mission STS-124 and return on STS-126.

  • Astronauts Gregory E. Chamitoff (left), Donald R. Pettit and Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-025031 (7 March 2008) --- Astronauts Gregory E. Chamitoff (left), Expedition 17 flight engineer; Donald R. Pettit and Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, both STS-126 mission specialists, participate in a training session in the Crew Compartment Trainer (CCT-2) in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. Chamitoff is scheduled to join Expedition 17 after launching to the International Space Station on mission STS-124 and return on STS-126.

  • Astronauts Stephen Bowen and Christopher Ferguson› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-031867 (3 April 2008) --- Astronaut Stephen G. Bowen, STS-126 mission specialist, dons a training version of the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit in preparation for a training session in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near NASA's Johnson Space Center. Astronaut Christopher J. Ferguson (left), commander, and a suit technician assisted Bowen.