Leaving for the Launch Pad
Dressed in their orange launch-and-entry suits, the STS-129 crew members wave to spectators as they walk out of the Operations and Checkout Building for the 15-minute ride in the Astrovan to Launch Pad 39A. From left are Mission Specialists Mike Foreman, Leland Melvin and Robert L. Satcher Jr.; Commander Charles O. Hobaugh; Mission Specialist Randy Bresnik; and Pilot Barry E. Wilmore.
Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Nov. 16, 2009