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Stunning images show shuttle at ISS


Posted on Friday, 10 June, 2011 | Comment icon 20 comments | News tip by: maca02


Image credit: NASA

 
Astronauts have taken a series of breathtaking images of the shuttle docked at the space station.

Taken by crew members aboard the Soyuz TMA-20 as it undocked from the International Space Station the images capture in stunning detail the Space Shuttle Endeavour docked with the station against the blackness of space.

"The pictures taken by Nespoli are the first taken of a shuttle docked to the International Space Station from the perspective of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft."

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Comment icon #11 Posted by MID on 10 June, 2011, 22:34
Indeed so Alex...indeed so! And what an amazing place the station truly is!
Comment icon #12 Posted by 27vet on 11 June, 2011, 6:51
Now imagine if all the money spent on war could be used for space exploration instead.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 11 June, 2011, 8:51
That's a big station. Compare this image of Endeavour docked to the ISS to the one below it of Atlantis docked to Mir. The Mir image was taken on 5[sup]th[/sup] July 1995 by the Mir 19 crew (who had launched aboard Atlantis) of Commander Anatoly Solovyev and Flight Engineer Nikolai Budarin moments before Atlantis undocked. The Russians undocked their Soyuz TM-21 spacecaft just to obtain these images, and redocked later. At that time the Mir station + Atlantis constituted the most massive complex ever constructed in space. Mir was not quite complete at the time, the Priroda module and S... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 11 June, 2011, 10:54
Newly released video shows the International Space Station together with the space shuttle, the vehicle that helped build the complex over the last decade. The video was shot by European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli from the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that undocked from the station on May 23. He, Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman were departing the station for a return to Earth after five months on the station. Nespoli documented the station from a distance of 600 feet as it was rotated 130 degrees.
Comment icon #15 Posted by MID on 11 June, 2011, 14:26
Agreed. Absolutely beautiful. One of those frame it and hang it on the wall photos. Something the next generation will never know...
Comment icon #16 Posted by DONTEATUS on 12 June, 2011, 21:47
It still makes ones Soul Reach out to More ! NASA Did a wonderful Job as All there efforts into our Exploration of our Future ! I can Look at these images for many hours and See the Minds and Work of all our dedicated people connected with our Space Programs ! Well Done NASA again!
Comment icon #17 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 13 June, 2011, 17:40
When you look at these images DONTEATUS, you shouldn't just be saying "well done NASA", you are looking at the minds and work of all the dedicated people of NASA, Roscosmos, ESA and JAXA.
Comment icon #18 Posted by MID on 14 June, 2011, 21:28
And the Canadian Space Agency as well! And all these folks--
Comment icon #19 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 15 June, 2011, 1:44
I knew I'd forgotten someone. Sorry Canada.


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