Crewmembers of STS-71, Mir-18 and Mir-19 Pose for Inflight Picture
(June 27, 1995) Inside the Spacelab Science Module, the crewmembers of STS-71, Mir- 18, and Mir-19 pose for the traditional inflight picture. An important mission for the human spaceflight program, STS-71 was the 100th U.S. human space launch from Cape Canaveral at Kennedy Space Center. Internationally significant as well, STS-71 was the first U.S. Space Shuttle- Russian Space Station Mir docking and joint on-orbit operation. The Space Shuttle/Mir combination was also the largest space platform ever assembled and put into orbit. (For individual identification, hold picture vertically with the socked feet of Anatoly Y. Solovyev at bottom center). Clockwise from Solovyev are Gregory J. Harbaugh, Robert L. Gibson, Charles J. Precourt, Nikolai M. Budarin, Ellen S. Baker, Bonnie J. Dunbar, Norman E. Thagard, Gennadiy M. Strekalov (angle) and Vladimir N. Dezhurov.
Image # : STS071-122-013