Astronaut C. Michael Foale is reunited with his family after an approximate four-and-a-half-month stay aboard the Russian Space Station Mir. Wife Rhonda, 5-year-old Jenna and 3-year-old Ian stayed up for the late-night homecoming after the Oct. 6 landing of the Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis on the STS-86 mission. Foale, a member of the Mir 24 crew, was dropped off on the Russian space station during the STS-84 mission in mid-May. He joined the STS-86 crew aboard Atlantis for the return trip to Earth. STS-86 was the seventh docking of the Space Shuttle with the Mir. STS-86 Mission Specialist David A. Wolf replaced Foale on the Russian station. (Photo Release Date: 10/06/97 )

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