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International Space Station Over Earth (NASA, 08/19/07)

(From 2007) Backdropped by Earth's horizon and the blackness of space, the International Space Station appears to be very small as it moves away from Space Shuttle Endeavour. Earlier the STS-118 and Expedition 15 crews concluded nearly nine days of cooperative work onboard the shuttle and station. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 6:56 a.m. (CDT) on Aug. 19, 2007. The lower portion of Italy is visible at left.

 

Image credit: NASA

 

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More about the Crew Earth Observation experiment aboard the International Space Station:

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/science/experiments/CE...

 

More about space station science:

www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/science/index.html

 

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