View from Shuttle Atlantis
NASA – S106-E-5319 (18 September 2000) — Backdropped against Earth’s horizon, the International Space Station (ISS) is seen following its undocking with the Space Shuttle Atlantis. After accomplishing all mission objectives in outfitting the station for the first resident crew, the seven astronauts and cosmonauts undocked at 3:46 GMT on Sept. 18 over Russia near the northeastern portion of the Ukraine. When Atlantis was at a safe distance from the station, about 450 feet, astronaut Scott D. Altman, pilot, performed a 90-minute, double-loop fly around to enable the crew to document the station’s exterior. He fired Atlantis’ jets one final time to separate from the station at 5:35 (GMT) September 18.
Progress supply craft docked to Space Station
STS106-707-008 (8-20 September 2000) —- The STS-106 crew members used a 70mm handheld camera to capture this view of the International Space Station (ISS) over a moderately cloud-covered land area. The station component nearest the camera is the Progress supply craft, which joined ISS in August 2000. Progress is docked with the Service Module or Zvezda, which connected to ISS in July 2000.
View from Shuttle Discovery
STS092-405-013 (11-26 October 2000) — Not long before the link-up of the Space Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station (ISS), a crew member onboard the shuttle used a 35mm camera to grab this vertical image of the station. This was one of the last looks at the station in the represented configuration, as the seven-member team went about changing its appearance with the addition of important new pieces. Backdropped against the blackness of space, the various elements visible, from top to bottom, are Node 1 or Unity, the functional cargo block (FGB) or Zarya, the service module or Zvezda, and a Progress cargo supply vehicle.
Z1 Truss structure and its antenna
STS092-712-059 (11-26 October 2000) — Not long after separation of the Space Shuttle Discovery from the International Space Station (ISS), a crew member onboard the shuttle was able to use a 70mm handheld camera to grab this “edge-on” image of the station, featuring its newest additions. Backdropped against the blackness of space, the Z1 Truss structure and its antenna, as well as the new pressurized mating adapter (PMA-3), are visible in the foreground.