Extended capabilities

Part of the Springer Praxis Books in Space Exploration book series (PRAXIS)


When Ken Bowersox boarded the International Space Station as its sixth incumbent skipper on 25 November 2002, he had — in a way — already flown two ‘miniature space station’ missions in his 15-year astronaut career. Nicknamed’ sox’ throughout the astronaut corps, he flew four highly successful Shuttle missions during the early-to-mid 1990s, two as Pilot and two as Commander, before joining the space station project as backup skipper for its first long-duration crew. Now, teamed with fellow astronaut Don Pettit and Russian cosmonaut Nikolai Budarin, he was about to spend what he thought would be a routine four months in space.


International Space Station Satellite Laser Range Lower Body Negative Pressure Microgravity Environment Mission Specialist 
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