Flight Engineer Greg Chamitoff's Space Station Journals

    JSC2008-E-007214 -- Expedition 17 Flight Engineer Greg Chamitoff
    Image above: Expedition 17 Flight Engineer Greg Chamitoff (foreground) and Commander Sergei Volkov, train in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at the Johnson Space Center, Houston. Image credit: NASA

Mission Journals

  • Message 6

    "I suddenly find myself on the last night before which I’ll no longer be considered part of the crew on the Space Station. This is a very strange feeling indeed."

  • Greg Chamitoff in Kibo

    Message 5

    "It's very late on a Saturday night, and I was just hanging out by one of the large Japanese windows to watch the sunrise before going to bed."

  • Greg Chamitoff with camera

    Message 4

    "We flew across the rest of Europe in a few minutes and I was just overwhelmed with the beauty of our civilization as it was, splattered across the dark landscape."

  • Greg Chamitoff

    Message 3

    "We've been doing a lot of work to move equipment, supplies, and trash around for the past few weeks."

  • Expedition 17 crew

    Message 2

    "I’m sealed inside the descent capsule of the Soyuz vehicle, while my crew-mates perform their first Russian spacewalk (EVA). At this moment Sergei and Oleg are in their spacesuits and going through their checkouts before opening the hatch."

  • Expedition 17 Flight Engineer Greg Chamitoff

    Message 1

    "The past three weeks have been a blur of new sensations, out-of-this-world experiences, and hard work."

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