November 7, 2011
S119-E-006583 (18 March 2009) --- In the grasp of the International Space Station’s robotic Canadarm2, the S6 truss segment was photographed by a STS-119 crewmember while Space Shuttle Discovery is docked with the station. The S6 truss segment was moved from Discovery’s cargo bay by the station’s Canadarm2, handed off to the shuttle’s remote manipulator system (RMS), and then handed back to the station’s robotic arm where it will remain in an overnight parked position. Also visible in the image are the Columbus laboratory, starboard truss and solar array panels.
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