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December 15, 2011
One of a series of photos of the Space Shuttle Atlantis taken from the International Space Station (ISS) with an 800mm lens during its rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM) on Nov. 18 shows the topside of the forward cabin and part of the cargo bay. The shuttle went on to dock smoothly at the station's Pressurized Mating Adapter-2 port at 10:51 a.m. (CST) and soon thereafter twelve internationally-represented astronauts and cosmonauts began almost a full week's worth of shared activities.