Behind the Scenes with the Atlantis Crew

Photographer Smiley N. Pool documents the four astronauts who will ride the last space shuttle as they get ready for their historic mission
Smiley N. Pool / Houston Chronicle / AP

Astronaut Sandra Magnus
A veteran with 144 days in space on her resume, Magnus undergoes a fit check of her space suit at a Russian space facility in March. The Atlantis crew traveled to Moscow to test the Russian Soyuz suits that would be required in the event of an emergency.

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