Jun 11

Images of ISS taken by Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz

Source: ESA/Flickr

Images of the International Space Station and the docked space shuttle Endeavour, flying at an altitude of approximately 220 miles, taken by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz TMA-20 following its undocking on May 24, 2011. The pictures are the first taken of a shuttle docked to the International Space Station from the perspective of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Onboard the Soyuz were Russian cosmonaut and Expedition 27 commander Dmitry Kondratyev; ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli; and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman. Coleman and Nespoli were both flight engineers. The three landed in Kazakhstan later that day, completing 159 days in space.(view images)

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