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Bram
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posted 02-14-2010 05:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bram   Click Here to Email Bram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if International Space Station (ISS) crew members are allowed to enter the space shuttle when attached to the station. Are only ISS astronauts with previous shuttle experience allowed to do that or can every ISS resident enter the shuttle?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-14-2010 05:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Every person who flies to the ISS, regardless of nation or role (visiting, resident or spaceflight participant) receives (at least) a basic familiarization with space shuttle systems during their training at Johnson Space Center.

As such any member of the ISS crew can enter the shuttle while it is at the station.

For example, here is Expedition 21 flight engineer Roman Romanenko sitting in the commander's seat aboard Atlantis.

Likewise, here is Expedition 18 commander Mike Fincke, whose first shuttle flight is not until later this year, aboard Endeavour's middeck.

Tom
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posted 02-14-2010 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also, on this flight, T.J. Creamer was to take pictures of one of the ISS solar arrays from the mid-deck side hatch window of Endeavour.

KSCartist
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posted 02-14-2010 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you are referring to this photo which shows TJ in the commander's seat on the flight deck of Endeavour.

Tom
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posted 02-15-2010 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's the one... thanks, Tim.

tegwilym
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posted 02-15-2010 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I was up there and wasn't restricted, you would look around a while for me and eventually find me in the commander's seat also. I'd toss a camera and say "take my picture!"

spaceman1953
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posted 03-03-2010 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just be ready for that Lovell-type "What did you DO?" look from somebody if something goes wrong while you are posing in that commander's seat!

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