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STS100-E-5901

July 6, 2011
Astronaut Chris A. Hadfield, mission specialist, is pictured on the aft flight deck of the Space Shuttle Endeavour during an historic event. A Canadian handshake in space occurred at 4:02 p.m (CDT), April 28, 2001, as the Canadian-built space station robotic arm operated by Expedition Two flight engineer Susan J. Helms transferred its launch cradle over to Endeavours robotic arm, with Canadian Space Agency astronaut Hadfield at the controls. The exchange of the pallet from station arm to shuttle arm marked the first ever robot-to-robot transfer in space. This image was recorded with a digital still camera.


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