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KSCartist
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posted 05-07-2006 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking over one of my scrapbooks I was wondering about the creativity of different crew photos. My favorite is STS-39 with the guys standing in the cloud of dry ice with the horizon behind them. My second favorite is the STS-112 with the crew standing on their emblem. Both of those stand apart from the typical studio type pose.

What do the rest of you think? Which is your favorite and why?

Tim

Tom
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posted 05-07-2006 11:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always thought the STS-51I (20th Mission)
crew photo was pretty unique.

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Mike Dixon
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posted 05-07-2006 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My vote .... I'd have to split it between STS 36, STS 42 and STS 49.

All external to the traditional studio shots ... my favourite would probably be STS 36.

pokey
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posted 05-07-2006 10:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pokey   Click Here to Email pokey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STS-39 is definitely a great crew photo. Attended a talk Bluford gave a few years ago at Univ. Houston- Clear Lake. He was getting ready to have back surgery in time to make that flight. He was sitting off to the side in a chair while the crew photo logistics was being worked out. When the signal was given that everyone was posed and they were ready for him he managed to stand up long enough to get that shot.

OV-105
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posted 05-07-2006 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Out of the regular studios 41-D or 51-A. I liked the model of the ship Dicovery and how they had the solar wing on the shuttle. You got to love the eagle on 51-A. STS-50 the only real crew photo with their ship.

icarkie
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posted 05-08-2006 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for icarkie   Click Here to Email icarkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good post Tim,

STS-39 is a cool photo with the dry ice (no pun intended).
STS-110 and 111 are good with ISS and Earth in the background, But my favourite is the alternative crew photo of STS-95 with Glenn and the crew posing like the Mercury 7 astronauts, The original pose of the M7 astronauts in there MSS IMO is a classic photo.
Ian

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posted 05-08-2006 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moltke   Click Here to Email Moltke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STS 6 'F Troop' alternative is neat, with the astronauts dressed in cavalry uniform.
Sometimes you see a signed copy with Story getting into the mood by signing as Sgt Story Musgrave!

OV-105
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posted 05-08-2006 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Funny thing about the STS-49 crew pic is that is a pic of Endeavour on the day she was rolled out. Rick Hieb was in orbit on the STS-39 flight on the day of the roll out.

PowerCat
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posted 05-09-2006 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PowerCat   Click Here to Email PowerCat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm going to go out on the limb and say that one of my favorite crew photos is the Expedition Three photo. I like the way they incorporated part of the patch design into the photo. NASA's had some cool layout backgrounds with the ISS Expedition crews. Should be interesting once 3-person crews return.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 05-09-2006 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The best photo I think is STS-41 with the
T-38

The STS-92 funny photo (crew with Austin Powers) is also a great photo...

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Jacques
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heng44
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posted 05-09-2006 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by OV-105:
Funny thing about the STS-49 crew pic is that is a pic of Endeavour on the day she was rolled out. Rick Hieb was in orbit on the STS-39 flight on the day of the roll out.

The crew was PhotoShopped into the photo of Endeavour.

And a detail about the STS-36 crew photo: that is actually Discovery on the launch pad, photographed one day prior to the STS-33 launch. Much like the Apollo-9 crew photo, which has Apollo-8 in the background on the pad.

My favorite crew photo is the STS-61C crew with the closed helmet visors!

Ed Hengeveld

OV-105
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posted 05-09-2006 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is the nice thing about the 49 crew photo it is hard to tell it is PhotoShopped. When I got to meet Pierre Thuot he asked me what was wrong with the photo? I told him it was taken at the roll out and that Rick Hieb wasn't there. We had a good laugh. STS-42 is another good PhotoShoppe.

Mike Dixon
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posted 05-09-2006 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your comments Ed re STS 49.

Wouldn't have known that ....

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posted 05-11-2006 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts107fan   Click Here to Email sts107fan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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astroborg
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posted 05-11-2006 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astroborg   Click Here to Email astroborg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK Guys;

Now I have to go over to the KSC or JSC site and download all these, to see what you're all talking about!

Rich Nyborg
(avid patch collector)

BMckay
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posted 05-11-2006 11:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim:

I like them all. Especially when they come signed.

How about you design a crew photo. Your patches are always first class.

Bryan

lunarrv15
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posted 05-11-2006 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STS-79... is Shannon Lucid photoshop into the picture? Her face appears as there is more light focus on her.

compare with her face tone on STS-76

how far advance are the crew photos taken before their assign mission?

KSCartist
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posted 05-11-2006 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Bryan-

Thanks dude. When I started this thread I had in mind only the "official" crew photos. But I seen some interesting references, like the STS-107 crew sts107fan mentions. I'd like to see that one.

For "unofficial" photos- one of the best is the STS-95 crew in National Geographic magazine.

I'll keep swinging at those patches-hope y'all like them.

Tim

astroborg
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posted 05-11-2006 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astroborg   Click Here to Email astroborg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a nice index of the official and inflight photos on the wikipedia:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:STS_crews

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heng44
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posted 05-11-2006 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For a complete overview go here: http://home.tiscali.nl/~ehengeve/UScrews/UScrews1.jpg
and here: http://home.tiscali.nl/~ehengeve/UScrews/UScrews2.jpg

Ed Hengeveld

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posted 05-12-2006 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://sfa.jsc.nasa.gov/missionposters/thinksafety/ThinkSafetySFA.jpg

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carmelo
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posted 05-13-2006 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STS-1

Philip
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posted 06-22-2006 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The next crew !

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