Poster Boys (and Girls)
Astronauts show a lighter side in their unofficial crew posters.
- By Rebecca Maksel
- AirSpaceMag.com, July 08, 2011
Courtesy Sean Collins, Bill Stafford (photographer), and NASA.
Trying to find a design for the seven crewmembers of STS-125 led Sean Collins to think of the 2004 comedy Ocean’s 12. “I thought, I could make the 12 into a 125,” he says, “and I could do the shadows. And I had Commander Scott Altman checking his watch, just like the lead character, George Clooney. And Mike Massimino is awesome—he kept saying ‘I wanna be Brad Pitt! I wanna be Brad Pitt!' " It’s a benefit if the crewmembers are interested in the parody. “Think about it,” says Collins. “They’re not actors, they’re not models, they're just regular Joes that you’ve got to make look cool.”
Looking stylish from left to right: Drew Feustel, Megan McArthur, Greg Johnson, Scott Altman, Mike Massimino, Michael Good, and John Grunsfeld.