Image above: These seven astronauts take a break from training to pose for the STS-125 crew portrait. From the left are astronauts Michael J. Massimino, Michael T. Good, both mission specialists; Gregory C. Johnson, pilot; Scott D. Altman, commander; K. Megan McArthur, John M. Grunsfeld and Andrew J. Feustel, all mission specialists. Credit: NASA
Upcoming Mission: STS-125 During the fifth and final space shuttle servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, Atlantis' seven astronauts will repair and improve the orbiting observatory's capabilities. + Read more + Mission Overview
Previous Mission: STS-124 STS-124 saw space shuttle Discovery deliver new components of the Japanese Experiment Module, or Kibo, to the International Space Station. The Japanese Pressurized Module was installed and then outfitted with a new robotic arm -- the Japanese Remote Manipulator System. + Read more + Mission Overview
STS-126 will deliver equipment to the International Space Station enabling larger crews to reside aboard the complex.