Detail View: Stennis Space Center Collection: STS-116 crew visits SSC

Title: 
STS-116 crew visits SSC
Creator: 
NASA/Stennis Space Center
Subject: 
STS-116 crew, space shuttle Discovery, StenniSphere
Description: 
The astronauts of NASA's STS-116 space shuttle mission visited NASA Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi to share highlights of their 13-day mission and to thank SSC employees for the reliability of the space shuttle's main engines, which helped propel Space Shuttle Discovery into orbit during its Dec. 9, 2006, launch. Pictured (from left) are STS-116 crewmembers Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot Bill Oefelein, Mission Specialist Robert Curbeam, SSC Center Director, Richard Gilbrech, Mission Specialists Joan Higginbotham, Nicholas Patrick and Christer Fuglesang. During the mission, which began with the first evening launch since 2002, the astronauts installed the P5 spacer truss segment and rewired the International Space Station's power system.
Date: 
1/30/07
Identifier: 
SSC-2007-00061
MediaType: 
Image
Year: 
2007
Who: 
Mark Polansky
Who: 
Robert Curbeam
Who: 
Joan Higginbotham
Who: 
Nicholas Patrick
Who: 
Christer Fuglesang
What: 
STS-116
What: 
Space Shuttle Orbiter
What: 
Discovery
What: 
International Space Station (ISS)
Where: 
Stennis Space Center (SSC)
Where: 
Mississippi