Astronauts to Mission Control: Wish You Were Here

astronauts having some fun=Reuters is reporting that the Soyuz shuttle has safely docked at the International Space Station. After completing the long flight, the Russian cosmonaut and NASA astronaut donned their exploratory suites and went outside to stretch their legs. Click on image to see the picture-perfect postcard (note the "rabbit ears") the astronauts beamed down to Mission Control.
Russian Commander Sergei Krikalev, U.S. flight engineer John Phillips and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori arrived at the space station at 10:20 p.m. EDT as it flew over Central Asia. The crew blasted off in a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday.

Krikalev and Phillips are to spend six months on the station, replacing American Leroy Chiao and Russian Salizhan Sharipov, who have been on board since October.
Since the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry on Feb. 1, 2003, shuttle flights have been suspended, leaving the Soyuz as the only way of getting astronauts to the ISS. NASA aims to revive flights as early as May 15, with a mission by Discovery to the ISS.
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Anonymous Anonymous

Good to know that gov't stiffs have a sense of humor.

Anonymous Dave

Cute picture. Was it the NASA or the Russian guy giving the rabbit ears?

I would probably do the same thing if I was an astronaut.

- Dave

Anonymous Anonymous

I haven't seen this story until now.

Anonymous Vince

Are you sure George W isn't one of the astronauts? - Vince

Blogger Nam LaMore

anonymous #1: agreed. humour is a universal binder. even with all the pie tossers and nude streakers, there's just not enough humour around.

dave: i'm not sure, but if i had to guess, it was the nasa guy .. you know what a sense of humour americans have.

anonymous #2: do a search on yahoo or google .. there are plenty of stories corroberating that the Soyuz rocket safely landed at ISS.

vince: good point. george w hasn't been seen since the pope's funeral.

Anonymous Curt

What a fun photo, looks like what me and my brother do in all our family photos. - Curt

Anonymous large prints

No more NASA shuttles.. what will take over??

speak up!

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