The STS-116 crew

The STS-116 crew
The STS-116 crew The NASA astronauts pictured above launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 2006 as the STS-116 crew. Front row (from the left), astronauts William A. Oefelein, pilot; Joan E. Higginbotham, mission specialist; and Mark L. Polansky, commander. On the back row (from the left) are astronauts Robert L. Curbeam, Nicholas J.M. Patrick, Sunita L. Williams and the European Space Agency's Christer Fuglesang. NASA

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