Full Colour 8"x10" Portrait of the Expedition 17 Crew
(14 Feb. 2008) --- NASA astronauts Greg Chamitoff (left), Garrett Reisman, both Expedition 17 flight engineers; Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonauts Sergei Volkov, commander; and Oleg Kononenko, flight engineer, take a break from training at NASA's Johnson Space Center to pose for a portrait. Reisman will launch to the International Space Station on the STS-123 mission of Endeavour in March 2008, joining Expedition 16 in progress and will provide Expedition 17 with an experienced flight engineer for the first part of its increment. Volkov and Kononenko are scheduled to launch to the complex in the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in April for a six-month mission. Chamitoff is scheduled to launch to the station on the STS-124 mission of Discovery in June, joining Expedition 17 in progress.