Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Historic Images: Shuttle Docked at ISS

Never before have images been taken from another spacecraft of a space shuttle berthed at the International Space Station (ISS). But on May 23rd, Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli (@astro_paolo on Twitter) had the opportunity to take these historic shots of shuttle Endeavour docked at the orbiting outpost. The images, including HD video, were shot from a Russian Soyuz capsule as it maneuvered around the ISS. These views are the culmination of 36 space shuttle missions to build the space station over the past 12 years. NASA wanted to capture these images before retiring the shuttle fleet after one final flight in July.

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