June 30, 2011
The International Space Station (ISS) backdropped against black space above Earth's horizon was photographed with a digital still camera from the Space Shuttle Discovery on March 18, 2001. It is a standard practice for the shuttle to make a final fly-around of the outpost following unlinking from it. A new crew comprised of cosmonaut Yury V. Usachev and astronauts James S. Voss and Susan J. Helms will spend several months aboard the station.
Topics: Yury Usachov, Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, Susan J. Helms, Expedition 2, James S. Voss, Shuttle–Mir Program, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Astronaut