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International Space Station Imagery
The Columbus laboratory in Space Shuttle Atlantis' cargo bay
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ISS016-E-028524 (9 Feb. 2008) --- An overhead view of the European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory in Space Shuttle Atlantis' cargo bay was provided by Expedition 16 crewmembers. Before docking with the International Space Station, astronaut Steve Frick, STS-122 commander, flew the shuttle through a roll pitch maneuver or basically a backflip to allow the space station crew a good view of Atlantis' heat shield. Using digital still cameras equipped with both 400 and 800 millimeter lenses, the ISS crewmembers took a number of photos of the shuttle's thermal protection system and sent them down to teams on the ground for analysis. A 400 millimeter lens was used for this image.

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