Friday, July 17, 2009

For The History Books... Largest Group Of People Together In Space So Far July 17, 2009

Space station crew swells to 13 with shuttle team

Shuttle Endeavour astronauts floated aboard the International Space Station on Friday, swelling its crew to a record 13 and marking the start of an ambitious 11-day construction mission.

It was the first time representatives from all five of the primary station partners -- the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada -- were together in orbit.

Space Shuttle, Station Dock: 13 Astronauts Together

Thirteen's a crowd. In space, it's the largest crowd ever assembled in one place.

NASA STS-127 Mission Information

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