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The International Space Station from Above May 16, 2006

Posted by jtintle in Astronaut, International Space Station, Space Fotos, Space Shuttle.
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Credit: STS-114 Crew, NASA

Explanation: The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest human-made object ever to orbit the Earth. Last August, the station was visited and resupplied by space shuttle Discovery. The ISS is currently operated by the Expedition 13 crew, consisting a Russian and an American astronaut. After departing the ISS, the crew of Discovery captured this spectacular vista of the orbiting space city high above the Caspian Sea. Visible components include modules, trusses, and expansive solar arrays that gather sunlight that is turned into needed electricity.

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1. Science both big and small » Blog Archive » NASA Space Shuttle Discovery mission - May 20, 2006

[…] Both of these are good efforts for the program, but a little on the dull side.  I found a really neat photo of the space station from John Tintle’s blog.  Here’s the original photo of the space station if you want to go straight to it.  I almost get dizzy looking down on Earth and seeing something else in the picture. Technorati tags: space shuttle, NASA, Discovery […]

2. kerrie - June 12, 2006

i try to find something at google.com and take it on your site…thanks


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