At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, shuttle astronaut and Hall of Famer Robert “Hoot” Gibson, at right, greets shuttle astronaut and U.S Astronaut Hall of Fame Class of 2012 inductee Charlie Precourt. Shuttle astronauts Franklin Chang Diaz and Kevin Chilton also were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The year’s inductees were selected by a committee of current Hall of Fame astronauts, former NASA officials, historians and journalists. The selection process is administered by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann