Sunday, February 18, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Stunning images show shuttle at ISS

Posted on Friday, 10 June, 2011 | Comment icon 19 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."

  View: Full article

 Source: NASA


  Discuss: View comments (19)

   


 
<< Previous story
 Spiders evolved spare legs

 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by Emin on 10 June, 2011, 20:20
The ISS sure is amazing and it always did fascinate me.
Comment icon #11 Posted by MID on 10 June, 2011, 22:34
Wow indeed. Makes you think how far we have gotten, it has sure been quite a journey captain. 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 5th 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 Shuttle docking comp... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 11 June, 2011, 10:54
Unique Video Shows Shuttle Endeavour at ISS 8 Jun 2011Newly 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.So... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by MID on 11 June, 2011, 14:26
Getting back to the new photos, I think my favourite out of these has to be the one below, showing the complex against the blackness of space with the blue of Earth below. A beautiful shot. 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
Well Done NASA again! 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
And the Canadian Space Agency as well! I knew I'd forgotten someone. Sorry Canada.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Scientists create human-sheep hybrid embryos
2-18-2018
The research aims to solve donor organ shortages by making it possible to grow human organs inside sheep.
Woman sues California over Bigfoot sighting
2-18-2018
Claudia Ackley has taken it upon herself to sue the state for refusing to acknowledge the existence of Bigfoot.
Man gets trapped down a sewer for three days
2-17-2018
The unfortunate man spent several days scrambling around the sewerage system looking for a way out.
How would mankind react to finding aliens ?
2-17-2018
Researchers believe that humanity would be more likely to welcome than fear the discovery of alien life.
Other news in this category
Andromeda is comparable in size to Milky Way
Posted 2-16-2018 | 2 comments
It turns out that our closest neighboring galaxy is not the behemoth that scientists had previously thought it to be....
 
Earth photographed from 62 million km away
Posted 2-15-2018 | 5 comments
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe has captured a stunning new image of the Earth against the blackness of space....
 
Probe takes farthest ever images from Earth
Posted 2-12-2018 | 2 comments
NASA's New Horizons probe has made history again by capturing images 3.79 billion miles from the Earth....
 
'Alien visitor' asteroid had a violent past
Posted 2-12-2018 | 9 comments
The space rock known as 'Oumuamua is thought to have been tumbling around chaotically for billions of years....
 
ISS could end up being privatized after 2024
Posted 2-11-2018 | 11 comments
Rather than being discontinued, the International Space Station could be turned in to a commercial venture....
 
Historic SpaceX launch overshoots Mars
Posted 2-8-2018 | 92 comments
Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster is set to venture even further away from home than anyone had expected....
 
Evidence of extragalactic planets discovered
Posted 2-8-2018 | 3 comments
Scientists have used microlensing to discover planets in a galaxy over 3.8 billion light years away....
 
SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch is a huge success
Posted 2-6-2018 | 92 comments
The world's most powerful rocket has successfully blasted off in to the heavens on its first test flight....
 
Russia to offer tourists spacewalks for $100M
Posted 2-3-2018 | 1 comment
The super-rich could soon have the opportunity to fly to the ISS and experience a spacewalk for themselves....
 
Curiosity captures incredible Mars panorama
Posted 2-2-2018 | 7 comments
Consisting of 16 separate images, the impressive vista was captured using the rover's wide-angle lens....
 
Falcon Heavy set to launch on February 6th
Posted 1-29-2018 | 92 comments
The first test launch of Elon Musk's next generation rocket is set to take place in just over a week....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ