August 7, 2011
Backdropped by the blackness of space, the Space Shuttle Discovery was photographed by an Expedition 11 crewmember aboard the International Space Station during rendezvous and docking operations. The Italian-built Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) is visible in the Shuttle's cargo bay. Discovery docked with the Station at 6:18 a.m. (CDT) on Thursday July 28, 2005.
Topics: Environment, Expedition 11, Multi-Purpose Logistics Module, Manned spacecraft, Expedition 1, Shuttle–Mir Program, Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-121, Space Shuttle, International Space Station