From the Inside Out
July 14, 2011
This image of Atlantis' payload bay, focusing on the docking mechanism, was photographed by the STS-135 crew from inside the crew cabin. The orbiter boom sensor system and a portion of the remote manipulator system's robot arm are visible in the frame, exposed during a busy third day in space for the astronauts. The photo was made shortly before the shuttle docked with the International Space Station.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Canadarm, Space Shuttle Orbiter, Space Shuttle program, International Space Station, STS-115, STS-74, Robotic arm, Orbiter Boom Sensor System, Technology Internet