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SPACE WATCH (history) · Shuttle and Station · 360° Virtual Tour

View from Shuttle Discovery, STS-102-3

NASA – STS102-E-5379 (18 March 2001) — The International Space Station (ISS) backdropped against black space was photographed with a digital still camera from the Space Shuttle Discovery on March 18, 2001. It is a standard practice for the shuttle to make a final fly-around of the outpost following unlinking from it. A new crew comprised of cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev and astronauts James S. Voss and Susan J. Helms will spend several months aboard the station.

View from Shuttle Discovery, STS-102-3

STS102-712-005 (18 March 2001) — Backdropped against the blackness of space, the International Space Station (ISS) is now separated from the Space Shuttle Discovery after several days of joint activities and an important crew exchange. One of the astronauts aboard Discovery took this 70mm photograph from the aft flight deck.

View from Shuttle Discovery, STS-102-4

STS102-714-078 (18 March 2001) — Backdropped against water and clouds, the International Space Station (ISS) is now separated from the Space Shuttle Discovery after several days of joint activities and an important crew exchange. One of the astronauts aboard Discovery took this 70mm photograph from the aft flight deck.

View from Shuttle Endeavour, STS-100

STS100-E-5958 (29 April 2001) — Backdropped against the blue and white Earth and sporting a readily visible new addition in the form of the Canadarm2 or space station robotic arm, the International Space Station (ISS) was photographed following separation from the Space Shuttle Endeavour. With six astronauts and a Rosaviakosmos cosmonaut aboard the shuttle, the spacecraft performed a fly-around survey of the station, which was inhabited by two astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut. The image was recorded with a digital still camera.

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