Dec. 6, 2006- STS-116 crew is here!

The crew arrived Sunday in their T-38 jets and will be preparing for Thursday’s launch

From left are Mission Specialist Joan Higginbotham; Pilot William Oefelein; Mission Specialists Robert Curbeam, Christer Fuglesang representing the European Space Agency, Nicholas Patrick, and Sunita Williams joining Expedition 14 in progress on the International Space Station; and Commander Mark Polansky. The commander and pilot will be practicing approaches to the runway for the next couple of days in a specially modified Gulfstream that can perform the same 20-degree glideslope approach as the real orbiter.


About John Sep

Former Space Shuttle aerospace technician and private pilot now looking towards the next great adventure. Soon to be heading home from my overseas assignment! Transfered my blog from MySpace to here so check my older stuff for info and pictures from my days in space shuttle processing- lots of behind the scenes stuff! He drew pics, flew planes, fought fires and helped launch people into space - what will he do next?
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