NASA shows first pics of shuttle docked to space station
New photos released by NASA are the first to show a space shuttle docked to the International Space Station.
June 8th, 2011
11:43 AM ET

NASA shows first pics of shuttle docked to space station

Newly released pictures from NASA are the first that show a shuttle docked to the International Space Station.

The decidedly risky photo session, which shows space shuttle Endeavour docking in its final days in orbit, was performed by Soyuz TMZ-20 crewmember Paolo Nespoli, who counts photography as a hobby, according to his NASA bio.

The photos were taken two weeks ago from the vantage point of the Soyuz, a manned spaceflight combining the resources of the European Space Agency, NASA and its Russian counterpart, Roscosmos.

In addition to Nespoli, aboard the Soyuz were members of Expedition 27, Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, who made news last month when she sent an email from space for Mother's Day.

See more pictures of the International Space Station on NASA’s website.

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soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Hyperbola

    And you guys talking about hoaxes... You can actually see the ISS with your naked eye and if you have a telescope, you can even see the shuttle docked to it during the missions.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tilmeismoney

    Nothing like a good bolt of lightining to get things charged UP. Thank Jesus Rocket Dynes engines always worked.

    July 7, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. tilmeismoney

    That is Rocketdynes engines, a real marvel.

    July 7, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
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