August 7, 2011
Backdropped by a blue and white Earth, 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, STS-126, Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-121, Space Shuttle, International Space Station