Endeavour's Close Up
May 21, 2011
This image of the space shuttle Endeavour's starboard wing was taken by the Expedition 27 crew during a survey of the approaching STS-134 mission prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, Endeavour performed a rendezvous pitch maneuver, or back-flip, so that the shuttle could be photographed from a variety of angles. The image was photographed at a distance of about 600 feet (180 meters).
Topics: Space, Spaceflight, Space exploration, Environment, STS-134 mission, International Space Station, Rendezvous pitch maneuver, Space rendezvous, STS-127, STS-123, Space Shuttle Endeavour, Edwards Air Force Base, Space Shuttle, Manned spacecraft, Space Shuttle program