August 16, 2011
Backdropped by a colorful Earth, this aft zenith view of the international space station was photographed during the fly-around by the Space Shuttle Discovery following the undocking of the two spacecraft. Discovery pulled away from the complex at 2:24 a.m. (CDT) on Aug. 6, 2005. Visible in the frame are the Zarya module and the Zvezda Service Module.
Topics: Environment, Zarya, Zvezda, International Space Station, Disaster Accident, Mini-Research Module 1, Spaceflight