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Antimatter Man
Join Date: May 2004
Location: that interweb thing
2011-06-08, 06:39

Paulo Nespoli provides the first (and last) shots of Endeavour docked with ISS taken from a departing Soyuz.

30+ awesome wallpaper res shots available here

There's also more on Paolo's Flickr pages, but I <3 the fact that the Nasa wallpapers still include Mac OS 9 instructions.


It is a stunning image and one that is bound to be reproduced over and over again whenever they recall the history of the US space shuttle.

The picture was taken by Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli as he left the International Space Station in May in a Soyuz capsule to return to Earth.

Safety procedures mean the Russian vehicle would never normally be in transit when a shuttle is present.

It makes this the first-ever image of an American orbiter docked to the ISS.

Endeavour sits firmly on the bow of the station, which is moving across the surface of the Earth at a speed of 27,000km/h (17,000mph) and at an altitude of approximately 355km (220 miles).

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All those who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.