NASA Astronaut Stephen K. Robinson Full Colour 8 x 10 Portrait
PHOTO CREDIT : NASA
This is a borderless 8 x 10 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.
Dr. Robinson was selected as an astronaut in December 1994, and reported to the Johnson Space Center in March 1995. Since then, Robinson has held various technical assignments within the Astronaut Office including: testing space shuttle control software in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL), developing on-board computer and flight crew equipment, helping to develop the Space Station robot arm, and serving as Spacecraft Communicator (Capcom) in Mission Control, functioning as the voice link between space shuttle crews and Mission Control.
Dr. Robinson has flown on three Space Shuttle missions, and has also served as a back-up crewmember for the fourth crew of the International Space Station. Flying on STS-85 in 1997, STS-95 in 1998 and STS-114 in 2005, Dr. Robinson has logged over 830 hours and 14.1 million miles in space, including over 20 EVA hours. He is assigned to the crew of STS-130, targeted for launch in February 2010.
Shuttle Mission STS-85 Discovery (August 7 to 19, 1997) was a 12-day mission during which the crew deployed and retrieved the CRISTA-SPAS satellite, operated the Japanese Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) robotic arm, studied changes in the Earth's atmosphere and tested technology destined for use on the future International Space Station. Robinson's responsibilities on STS-85 included flying both the shuttle robot arm and the experimental Japanese robot arm, and serving as a contingency EVA crewmember. The mission was accomplished in 189 Earth orbits, traveling 4.7 million miles in 284 hours and 27 minutes.
Shuttle Mission STS-95 Discovery (October 29 to November 7, 1998) was a 9-day science mission during which the crew supported over 80 payloads, including deployment of the Spartan solar-observing spacecraft, the Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Systems Test Platform, and investigations on space flight and the aging process with crew member John Glenn. As Payload Commander, Robinson was responsible for the accomplishment of all scientific objectives by the crew. As prime operator of the shuttle's robot arm, Robinson deployed and retrieved the Spartan satellite. The mission was accomplished in 134 Earth orbits, traveling 3.6 million miles in 213 hours and 44 minutes.
ISS Expedition 4 Backup (July 1999 to December 2001) Robinson was assigned as backup crew member for the Space Station Expedition 4 crew, which included cosmonaut training and certification in Star City, Russia.
Shuttle Mission STS-114 Discovery (July 26 to August 9, 2005) was the Return to Flight mission, which was the first shuttle flight in the 2.5 years after the loss of Columbia. The objective of the mission was to re-supply the International Space Station and to evaluate new procedures for flight safety and Shuttle inspection and repair techniques. Robinson served as Flight Engineer and also performed 3 spacewalks totaling 20 hours and 5 minutes of EVA time, including an unplanned and unprecedented repair of Discovery’s heat-shield. After a 2-week, 5.8 million mile journey in space, Discovery and its crew returned to land at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Mission duration was 333 hours, 32 minutes, 48 seconds, in 219 orbits.