Brown, Jr. (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF)
will be Commander Curt Brown's sixth Shuttle mission,
and his third as commander. He led STS-95 in 1998
(which carried several GSFC payloads) and STS-85 in
1997, and he served as pilot aboard STS-77 in 1996,
STS-66 in 1994, and STS-47 in 1992.
is Jean-Francois Clervoy's (ESA) third trip to space:
In 1994, he operated the robotic arm aboard STS-66
to deploy the CRISTA-SPAS atmospheric satellite, and
in 1997, he visited the Russian Mir Space Station
Michael Foale (Ph.D.)
shuttle veteran Michael Foale flew aboard STS-45 in
1992, STS-56 in 1993, and the STS-63 rendezvous with
MIR in 1995. STS-84 dropped him off at MIR in 1997
for a four-month stay and STS-86 returned him to Earth.
Foale has spent over 160 days in space, including
10.5 hours of spacewalking.
spacewalker John Grunsfeld served on two earlier missions,
the 1995 Astro Observatory mission aboard STS-67 and
the fifth mission to MIR on STS-81 in 1997.
Kelly (Lieutenant Commander, USN)
-the identical twin of astronaut Mark Kelly-is a first-time
space traveler. Scott Kelly is a Navy test and fighter
pilot. He has logged over 2,000 flight hours in more
than 30 different aircraft.
Nicollier (ESA) is another seasoned Hubble crewmember:
He controlled the Shuttle's robotic arm aboard STS-61,
the HST First Servicing Mission in 1993. He also served
aboard STS-46 in 1992 and STS-75 in 1996.
Commander Steven L. Smith will be in charge of this
servicing work. He is a veteran of two space flights,
STS-68 in 1994 and STS-82 in 1997. On STS-82, the
HST Second Servicing Mission, Smith performed three