Nicole Watch

Space shuttle Discovery’s seven astronauts were welcomed at the Kennedy Space Center today for upcoming emergency training exercises and a countdown dress rehearsal with the launch team.

Credit: NASA TV

Commander Rick Sturckow, pilot Kevin Ford, mission specialists Jose Hernandez, Danny Olivas, Christer Fuglesang, Pat Forrester and station-bound astronaut Nicole Stott flew from Houston to the Cape aboard several two-seater T-38 jets.