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NASA Astronaut Piers Sellers Official Portrait
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NASA Astronaut Piers Sellers Full Colour (8x10) Portrait

PHOTO CREDIT : NASA.This is a borderless 8 x 10 (approx) photograph on Fuji/Kodak Paper.The actual print is sharper and more detailed than on the online image.This is a superior quality photograph, suitable for autographing, matting or framing. Great for collecting the autographs of the astronauts. 

NASA EXPERIENCE:  Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in April 1996, Piers reported to the NASA Johnson Space Center in August 1996.  He completed two years of training and evaluation and was initially assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office Computer Support Branch, followed by service in the Astronaut Office Space Station Branch.  During that time, Piers worked part time in Moscow as a technical liaison on ISS computer software.  Twice flown, Piers has logged over 559 hours in space, including almost 41 EVA hours in 6 spacewalks.  Piers Sellers is currently assigned to the crew of STS-132 targeted for launch in May 2010.  The flight will deliver the Russian-built Mini Research Module (MRM1) to the International Space Station.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE:  STS-112 Atlantis (October 7-18, 2002) was an International Space Station assembly mission during which the crew conducted joint operations with the Expedition-5 in delivering and installing the S-One Truss (the third piece of the station's 11-piece Integrated Truss Structure).  To outfit and activate the new component Sellers performed three spacewalks and logged a total of 19 hours and 41 minutes of EVA.  The crew also transferred cargo between the two vehicles and used the shuttle's thruster jets during two maneuvers to raise the station's orbit.  STS-112 was the first shuttle mission to use a camera on the External Tank, providing a live view of the launch to flight controllers and NASA TV viewers.  The mission was accomplished in 170 orbits, traveling 4.5 million miles in 10 days, 19 hours, and 58 minutes.

STS-121 (July 4-17, 2006), was a return-to-flight test mission and assembly flight to the International Space Station.  During the 13-day flight the crew of Space Shuttle Discovery tested new equipment and procedures that increase the safety of space shuttles, and produced never-before-seen, high-resolution images of the Shuttle during and after its July 4th launch.  The crew also performed maintenance on the space station and delivered and transferred more than 28,000 pounds of supplies and equipment, and a new Expedition 13 crew member to the station.  Piers Sellers and Mike Fossum performed 3 EVAs to test the 50-ft robotic arm boom extension as a work platform.  They removed and replaced a cable that provides power, command and data and video connections to the station’s mobile transporter rail car.  They also tested techniques for inspecting and repairing the reinforced carbon-carbon segments that protect the shuttle’s nose cone and leading edge of the wings.  The STS-121 mission was accomplished in 306 hours, 37 minutes and 54 seconds.