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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-14-2008 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The STS-126 official crew portrait is not yet available but their crew poster is...

Download the high-res version (41.5mb)

Mr Meek
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posted 04-14-2008 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr Meek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice. Do you have any idea who is responsible for these posters? They've done a marvelous job thusfar.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-14-2008 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The posters are a product of the Spaceflight Awareness Office at Johnson Space Center. I'll be at JSC tomorrow, and if the opportunity presents itself, I'll inquire as to who specifically is responsible for their creation.

cspg
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posted 04-14-2008 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sandra Magnus is not asleep, is she?

KSCartist
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posted 04-15-2008 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's going to look good in my office! What do you think Jorge?

robsouth
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posted 04-15-2008 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STS-126 appearing at a cinema near you soon!

lunarrv15
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posted 04-15-2008 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two thumbs up on this creation.

How about a head shots of them photoshop on that background for their crew photo I would love to see.

KAPTEC
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posted 04-15-2008 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by KSCartist:
That's going to look good in my office! What do you think Jorge?
I would like to get one too! Really will looks good. (And more adding the crew patch decal beside NASA emblem, don't you think Tim?)

eurospace
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posted 04-16-2008 12:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jorge, you can always download the high resolution file Robert offers in his initial message and have it printed in any size you want by your local photo shop.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-16-2008 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a first look at the STS-126 crew photo:

mjanovec
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posted 05-16-2008 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It must have been amateur day with Photoshop, judging by that crew pic. Hopefully that is just a rough draft and the final version will look a bit more realistic.

A novel concept for future crew photos would be to take an actual photograph of a crew standing next to the shuttle.

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posted 05-17-2008 05:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShuttleDiscovery   Click Here to Email ShuttleDiscovery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These photoshop crew photos are starting to look very cheesy. I like STS-114 through to STS-123 (and STS-125), but the STS-124 photo and this one just look awful.

The whole concept of having the crew in a building on the crawlerway for STS-124 just looks really unrealistic, and this one has barely any shadow. I would prefer STS-126 to be like STS-114 and STS-116, it would look far better in my opinion.

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posted 05-19-2008 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShuttleDiscovery   Click Here to Email ShuttleDiscovery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi-res version out!!!!
STS126-S-002 (5 March 2008) --- Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits, these seven astronauts take a break from training to pose for the STS-126 crew portrait. Astronaut Christopher J. Ferguson, commander, is at center; and astronaut Eric A. Boe, pilot, is third from the right. Remaining crewmembers, pictured from left to right, are astronauts Sandra H. Magnus, Stephen G. Bowen, Donald R. Pettit, Robert S. (Shane) Kimbrough and Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, all mission specialists. Magnus is scheduled to join Expedition 18 as flight engineer after launching to the International Space Station on mission STS-126.

Mr Meek
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posted 05-19-2008 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr Meek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*sigh*

It's not the film grain or the clone stamp grass that ultimately gets me. It's the fact that the shuttle in the picture is clearly Discovery, with "Endeavour" pasted onto the wing. The artist went so far as to render the text, and cut out the parts obscured by the OMS pod and crew member. They did not, however, run the rendered text through the film grain filter, or change the name on the crew cabin.

Photoshopping a crew in Houston over a shuttle at Kennedy isn't the worst idea. It's just the little details that make all the difference.

NavySpaceFan
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posted 05-19-2008 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice to see CDR Bowen's submariners dolphins on his LES! I also noticed that CAPT Stefanyshyn-Piper is now wearing Naval Flight Officer Astronaut wings vice her Master Diver badge. I was wondering what non-aviator astronauts wore once they flew a mission.

heng44
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posted 05-20-2008 12:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Mr Meek:
It's the fact that the shuttle in the picture is clearly Discovery, with "Endeavour" pasted onto the wing.
Wouldn't it have been a lot easier to just take a picture of Endeavour?

KenDavis
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posted 05-20-2008 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KenDavis   Click Here to Email KenDavis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It seems the crew posters have gone from strength to strength over recent missions whilst the official crew pictures have gone downhill.

ShuttleDiscovery's description of 'cheesy' seems (IMO) to fit the bill.

Let's get back to a straight forward studio shot with the appropriate national and/or organisation flags. If there must be a 'photoshop' background then less obvious. Darker backgrounds work well and I agree with the comments that the STS-121 and STS-118 are good examples of this idea working.

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