Brown, Jr. (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF)
is Curt Brown's sixth Shuttle mission, and his third as commander.
He led STS-95 (a.k.a. "the John Glenn Mission") and STS-85, and
he served as pilot aboard STS-77, STS-66 and STS-47. He has logged
over 1,190 hours in space. An Air Force test pilot, Curt enjoys
water and snow skiing, scuba diving, air racing, restoring old cars,
sailing and aerobatic flying.
Clervoy of Toulouse, France is a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut.
He flew twice aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis and has logged over
483 hours in space. In 1997, he visited the Russian Space Station
Mir aboard STS-84, and aboard STS-66 in 1994, he operated the Shuttle's
robotic arm to deploy a satellite. In 1991, he trained in Star City,
Moscow on the Soyuz and Mir systems. His hobbies include racquet
sports, skill games, canyoning, and skiing.
Michael Foale (Ph.D.)
shuttle veteran Mike Foale has spent over 160 days in space, including
10.5 hours of spacewalking. He flew on STS-45, STS-56, STS-63, STS-84
and STS-86, and spent 4 months aboard the Russian Space Station
Mir. During his stay on Mir, he took part in a 6-hour spacewalk
to inspect damage caused by the collision with a Progress resupply
ship. Mike enjoys wind surfing, private flying, soaring, scientific
scuba diving, exploring theoretical physics, and writing children's
veteran of two space flights, John Grunsfeld has logged over 644
hours in space. In 1995, he served on STS-67, the record-setting
16-day Astro Observatory mission. In 1997, John flew aboard STS-81,
the fifth Shuttle mission to Mir. He is an expert in x-ray and gamma-ray
astronomy, high-energy cosmic ray studies, and development of new
detectors and instruments. His hobbies include mountaineering, flying,
sailing, bicycling, and music.
Kelly (Lieutenant Commander, USN)
is the first Shuttle mission for pilot Scott Kelly, who joined the
Astronaut Corps in 1996. A Navy test and fighter pilot, he served
overseas in the North Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea and Persian
Gulf aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Scott has logged over
2,000 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft and has made
more than 250 carrier landings. He is the identical twin of astronaut
Mark Kelly, another Navy flyer in the astronaut class of 1996. Scott
enjoys running, weightlifting and racquetball.
Nicollier is a Swiss astronaut from the European Space Agency (ESA).
He is a veteran of three space flights, including the first Hubble
servicing mission. On that flight, called STS-61, Claude controlled
the Shuttle's robotic arm. He used it to catch Hubble in mid-flight,
place it in the Shuttle's cargo bay, and send it back into space
at the end of the mission. He also served aboard STS-46 and STS-75
and has logged more than 828 hours in space. Claude is a captain
and test pilot in the Swiss Air Force, and he has 5,400 hours flying
time. He has worked as a research scientist in various airborne
infrared astronomy programs, and he enjoys mountain climbing, snow
skiing, flying, and photography.
Commander Steve Smith is in charge of all the Hubble spacewalks
and servicing tasks. He is a veteran of two space flights, STS-68
and STS-82, and has traveled 8.8 million miles in space. On STS-82,
the HST Second Servicing Mission, Steve performed three spacewalks
totally 19 hours. His hobbies include flying, scuba diving, basketball,