sts 135 crew

The current and former astronauts who formed the crews of STS-1, the first space shuttle mission, and STS-135, the final shuttle mission, pose for a group photo at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Nov. 2, 2011. They are, from left, John Young, STS-1 commander, Robert Crippen, STS-1 pilot, with the STS-135 crew of commander Chris Ferguson, pilot Doug Hurley and mission specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim.

In-Flight Portrait of the STS-135 Crew on the Atlantis Flight Deck 7/16/2011

File Unit: STS-135, 4/12/1981 - 7/21/2011Series: Mission Photographs Taken During the Space Shuttle Program , 4/12/1981 - 7/21/2011Record Group 255: Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006

Description: “STS-135 crewmembers pose for an in-flight portrait on the Atlantis flight deck (FD) during joint operations with Expedition 28. Clockwise from bottom right, are commander Chris Ferguson, pilot Doug Hurley, and mission specialists Sandra Magnus and Rex Walheim. An American flag flown on STS-1 is in the background.

Five years ago on July 8, 2011 @nasa‘s Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched on the final mission of the Shuttle program, STS-135

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