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“Don Pettit”
Expedition 31 Lands

ISS Expedition 31 Crew Lands Safely, NASA (With landing video.) “Three members of the Expedition 31 crew undocked from the International Space Station and returned safely to Earth Sunday, July 1, wrapping up a mission that lasted six-and-a-half months.” “Russian Commander Oleg Kononenko, NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers landed their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 3:14 a.m. CDT (2:14 p.m. local […]

  • NASA Watch
  • July 1, 2012
My God Its Full of Stars!

Astronaut Don Pettit Recreates the Stargate Sequence From “2001”. “Below is a frame from the “Stargate Sequence” from the iconic film “2001: A Space Odyssey”. These three images below are a composite of a series of images photographed from a mounted camera on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit is the photographer. It would seem that he has managed to recreate the stargate sequence – […]

  • NASA Watch
  • May 14, 2012
Building Greenhouses In Space

Astronaut Don Pettit’s Diary of a Space Zucchini “January 5, 2012: I sprouted, thrust into this world without anyone consulting me. I am not one of the beautiful; I am not one that by any other name instills flutters in the human heart. I am the kind that makes little boys gag at the dinner table thus being sent to bed without their dessert. I am utilitarian, hearty vegetative matter […]

  • NASA Watch
  • April 25, 2012