Astronaut Koichi Wakata tweeted this photo of the Expedition 39 Soyuz crew capsule approaching the International Space Station on March 27, 2014. The crew arrived two days late owing to a missed automated maneuvering burn. Wakata wrote: “Our new crewmates arrived on the ISS. Welcome aboard Alexander, Oleg, and Steve! pic.twitter.com/XCFeityMXd.” Wakata represents the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as the Commander of Expedition 39.
STS-135 Space Shuttle Atlantis Up-Close I've worked on that gang plank, the final path of steel to the shuttle's Astronauts entry. Sandblasting and spraying zinc. Most memorable moments and I feel very blessed for the opportunity to do so. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to experience great things kids. Hard work and determination will never let you down.