June 3, 2011
As seen from the Space Shuttle Atlantis' flight deck, backdropped against Cook Strait, the Tasman Sea and the south Pacific Ocean, several components of Russia's Mir Space Station greet STS-79 crew members looking through aft-flight deck windows. Egmont National Park and Mt. Egmont on New Zealand's North Island can be easily delineated, during Flight Day 4.
Topics: Manned spacecraft, Spaceflight, Space Shuttle program, Environment, Egmont National Park, STS-79, Space Shuttle Atlantis, Mir, Space Shuttle, Disaster Accident