o The Frog Blog: NASA Releases Stunning Image of ISS & Endeavour

Friday, 10 June 2011

NASA Releases Stunning Image of ISS & Endeavour


NASA have released a stunning image of the Space Shuttle Endeavour in an intimate embrace with the International Space Station before undocking and re-entering the Earth's atmosphere ten days ago. The image was taken from a Soyuz spacecraft which departed the station on 23 May carrying Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, NASA astronaut Cady Coleman and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli back to Earth. Once their vehicle was about 600 feet from the station, Mission Control Moscow commanded the station to rotate through 130 degrees. This allowed Nespoli to capture photographs and a stunning video of shuttle Endeavour docked to the station during her final mission. A simply breathtaking photo!