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STS-133 Shuttle Mission Imagery
Space shuttle Discovery
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ISS026-E-029861 (26 Feb. 2011) --- This close-up view of the nose of space shuttle Discovery was provided by an Expedition 26 crew member during a survey of the approaching STS-133 vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, Discovery performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). The station crew member used a digital still camera with an 800mm focal length, as the two spacecraft were approximately 600 feet (180 meters) apart.

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