June 9, 2011
The horizon of a blue and white Earth forms the backdrop for this view of the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Discovery, as seen through windows on the aft flight deck during the STS-95 mission. Pictured in the payload bay are the Spacehab module, and partially obscured beyond it, the top portion of the stowed Spartan 201-05, as well as part of the tunnel that connected the orbiter to the shirt-sleeve environment of Spacehab. In its stowed position at right center of the frame is the Canadian-built remote manipulator system (RMS) arm.
Topics: Environment, STS-95, Spaceflight, Space Shuttle program, STS-95 mission, STS-60, Astrotech Corporation, STS-57, Canadarm, Space Shuttle