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STS-133 Shuttle Mission Imagery
Space shuttle Discovery
high res (2.4 M) low res (86 K)
ISS026-E-030427 (26 Feb. 2011) --- This unique view of the nose and forward underside of the 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 image was photographed with a digital still camera, using a 1000mm lens.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 11/13/2012
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