Saturday, June 11, 2011

First Photos of Space Shuttle Docked at The International Space Station

With the Shuttle Mission fast coming to a close, it may also be the last such picture.

Picture embedded below.

"After a 5-month stay at the International Space Station, Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli snapped one-of-a-kind photos of the Space Shuttle docked at the ISS, on his way back to Earth in a Soyuz craft. This is the very first time photos have captured an American orbiter docked to the International Space Station.

The photo-op arose because, by sheer coincidence, the Soyuz capsule was scheduled to come home while Endeavor was docked. Two such ISS missions have never overlapped before, said a NASA spokesperson.

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