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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-12-2010 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The STS-134 crew portrait:


Download high resolution. Credit: NASA
Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits, these six astronauts take a break from training to pose for the STS-134 crew portrait. Pictured clockwise are NASA astronauts Mark Kelly (bottom center), commander; Gregory H. Johnson, pilot; Michael Fincke, Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel and European Space Agency's Roberto Vittori, all mission specialists.

Steve Procter
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posted 03-12-2010 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Talk about looking relaxed. That's pretty laid back for a formal pose!

Mike Z
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posted 03-12-2010 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks like the photos of the baseball teams from the 1800's. Kelly looks like he's ready to spit some tobacco.

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posted 03-12-2010 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sean Collins   Click Here to Email Sean Collins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who can guess what I added to Mark Kelly in the photo? Who can guess what I took off of Greg Chamitoff?

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posted 03-12-2010 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Sean Collins:
Who can guess what I added to Mark Kelly in the photo? Who can guess what I took off of Greg Chamitoff?
The watch!!!

In this photo of Greg Chamitoff training for STS-124, you can see that he is wearing the very same watch that Mark Kelly is "wearing" in the STS-134 portrait.

More evidence is that from all the images I have seen of Mark Kelly, I cannot find a single one where he is wearing a watch!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-12-2010 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are plenty of pictures (example) of Kelly wearing the same model watch. All astronauts are issued Omega X-33 watches by NASA.

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posted 03-12-2010 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for that info Robert - I never knew that (nor did I think to check the inflight images - Doh!).

Well, I'm stumped! I thought for a moment that it might be the ring, but that would be impossible, since Chamitoff's fingers aren't visible in the portrait.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-12-2010 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I could be wrong but I don't think Sean was implying that what he removed from Chamitoff was added to Kelly. The two are separate...

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posted 03-12-2010 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I could see one copying the flag to Kelly's spacesuit, if Kelly wasn't wearing one at the time.

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posted 03-12-2010 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool...

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posted 03-12-2010 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sean Collins   Click Here to Email Sean Collins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are the answers...

I added Mark's wedding ring, and I took off Chamitoff's fingers because it looked like they were Mike Fincke's fingers under Chamitoff's arm...

Also, all of the crew patches were added to the suits.

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posted 03-12-2010 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did Mark Kelly ask for a ring to be added to his finger?

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posted 03-12-2010 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Appealing photo, non-stiff pose and more colorful background.

Vittori's left foot appears to be resting on something that's not there.

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posted 03-12-2010 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for StarDome   Click Here to Email StarDome     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Sean Collins:
I added Mark's wedding ring, and I took off Chamitoff's fingers because it looked like they were Mike Fincke's fingers under Chamitoff's arm...
I could do with you to add a pair of gloves to my KSC pic that I had done at the visitor centre. They just painted the hands orange to match the suit.

Space Pete
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posted 03-12-2010 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Space Pete:
I thought for a moment that it might be the ring...
quote:
Originally posted by Sean Collins:
I added Mark's wedding ring...
Ah, so I was almost there then... kinda!

With reference to that launching shuttle on the left of the portrait, do you know what mission it was? Is it significant in any way? Thanks.

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posted 03-12-2010 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
I could be wrong but I don't think Sean was implying that what he removed from Chamitoff was added to Kelly.
Before Robert posted that, I would have said the mustache!

Mike Z
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posted 03-12-2010 11:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you look at Greg Johnson's helmet visor in high def you can see the entire room where the photo was taken and most of the crew on the right of the visor.

It's a great photo!!

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posted 03-13-2010 05:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not sure myself what mission the shuttle launching is, but wouldn't it be cool if it is STS-49, first flight of Endeavour.

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posted 03-13-2010 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a photo signed by Eileen Collins of the same image of launch. It is identified as the launch of Columbia on STS-50 in 1992.

By the way Sean - very cool crew photo - super job.

Space Pete
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posted 03-13-2010 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by KSCartist:
It is identified as the launch of Columbia on STS-50 in 1992.
I don't think it is Columbia, because Columbia had the clearly identifiable SILTS pod atop it's tail, and the Shuttle launching in this portrait does not.

Unless of course Sean has done some more of his editing!

Steve Procter
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posted 03-13-2010 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Sean Collins:
I added Mark's wedding ring...
Is this a case of 'One ring to fool them all...'

Sorry, but I find Tolkien hobbit forming.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-17-2010 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The STS-134 crew poster:


Download high resolution (PDF). Credit: NASA

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posted 03-17-2010 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool poster. Is it from a movie theme?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-17-2010 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to Sean Collins, who designed the poster, it is based on the "Star Trek" (2009) movie poster.


Credit: Paramount

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posted 03-17-2010 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice!!!

Tom
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posted 03-21-2010 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Space Pete:
With reference to that launching shuttle on the left of the portrait, do you know what mission it was?
Looks like the launch in the STS-134 crew photo is Endeavour's second launch (STS-47). See link of "47" launch.

Leon Ford
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posted 03-21-2010 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Leon Ford   Click Here to Email Leon Ford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen all the posts about these shuttle crew "posters" and I was wondering, are they real posters or just photos put out that look like posters online? Is there anyway to get one if they are real posters? I am asking because my cousin is a friend of "Box" Johnson and I would like to get him a poster if possible.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-21-2010 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are physical posters produced, although reportedly fewer then in past years due to budget cutbacks. They are generally not distributed to the public (other than in digital form) but are hung throughout NASA centers supporting the missions and passed out to employees at Spaceflight Awareness (SFA) events.

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