December 15, 2011
A portion of the Russian segment of the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by a space-walking astronaut during the third and final spacewalk for the STS-129 mission. A docked Soyuz spacecraft is at center and a Progress resupply vehicle is docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment. Earth's horizon and the blackness of space provide the backdrop for the scene.
Topics: Environment, Progress spacecraft, Pirs docking compartment, Manned spacecraft, Soyuz TMA-9, Progress, Expedition 18, Space stations, Soyuz, International Space Station, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Technology Internet, STS-129 Mission