About two years ago, Rick Husband, space shuttle Columbia's flight commander, looked over his crew and decided to try to bond the team before the pressure of training for a complicated, dual-shift, 16-day spaceflight tested everyone's resolve.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News
NASA Astronaut, Andrew Thomas (PH.D) responds to questions from the media during an informal briefing at the Kennedy Space Center, Fl. on May 3, 2005. Dr. Thomas is assigned as a Mission Specialist for the upcoming flight of STS 114, NASA's return to flight. Dr. Thomas has also spent 141 days in space aboard the Mir Space Station. (UPI Photo/Marino/Cantrell)
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