October 5, 2011
This view out the aft windows on Endeavour's flight deck was one of a series of images recorded by the STS-123 crewmembers during their first full day in space. The end of the Canadian-built remote manipulator system's robot arm (right edge) along with the shuttle's vertical stabilizer and its two orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods are visible. A heavily cloud-covered area of Earth fills the top half of the frame.
Topics: Space Shuttle Orbital Maneuvering System, Canadarm, Space Shuttle program, Robotic arm, STS-1, Space Shuttle Orbiter, Space Shuttle