STS-117



The Crew

(STS117-S-002 - May 2007) --- These seven astronauts take a break from training to pose for the STS-117 crew portrait. Scheduled to launch aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis are (from the left) astronauts Clayton C. Anderson, James F. Reilly II, Steven R. Swanson, mission specialists; Frederick W. (Rick) Sturckow, commander; Lee J. Archambault, pilot; Patrick G. Forrester and John D. (Danny) Olivas, mission specialists. Anderson will join Expedition 15 in progress to serve as a flight engineer aboard the International Space Station. The crewmembers are attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits.

(Left: 13 September 2006) --- The first STS-117 crewphoto. (Right: JSC2007-E-10029 - 15 Feb. 2007) --- The STS-117 crewmembers pose for a portrait following a pre-flight press conference at Johnson Space Center. From the left are astronauts John "Danny" Olivas, Steven Swanson, Lee Archambault, Rick Sturckow, Patrick Forrester and Jim Reilly. Sturckow and Archambault are commander and pilot, respectively; and Reilly, Swanson, Forrester and Olivas are all mission specialists.

Image taken from NASA-TV.


Flight Suits

(KSC-03PD-2891- October 23, 2003) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. STS-117 Mission Specialist James Reilly in the Space Station Processing Facility. he is wearing the old STS-117 patch.


STS-117 art

(STS117-S-001 - May 2007) --- The STS-117 crew patch symbolizes the continued construction of the International Space Station (ISS) and our ongoing human presence in space. The ISS is shown orbiting high above the Earth. Gold is used to highlight the portion of the ISS that will be installed by the STS-117 crew. It consists of the second starboard truss section, S3/S4, and a set of solar arrays. The names of the STS-117 crew are located above and below the orbiting outpost. The two gold astronaut office symbols, emanating from the '117' at the bottom of the patch, represent the concerted efforts of the shuttle and station programs toward the completion of the station. The orbiter and unfurled banner of red, white, and blue represent our Nation's renewed patriotism as we continue to explore the universe.

(July 2006) --- The first designs of the STS-117 crew patch.


Collecting STS-117

The Randy Hunt versions of the STS-117 patch.


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