July 18, 2011
A digital snapshot from the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) captured this seldom-provided scene that shows portions of three separate space vehicles linked together. The Soyuz spacecraft partially obstructs the view of the recently docked Space Shuttle Endeavour. A solar array panel of the station can be seen at bottom left. Clouds, ocean waters and land mass on Earth are at right.
Topics: Environment, Human spaceflight, Spacecraft, Space exploration, Progress, Shuttle–Mir Program, Soyuz, Space station, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Manned spacecraft