December 22, 2011
The space shuttle Endeavour is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 22 crew member on the International Space Station soon after the shuttle and station began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 7:54 p.m. (EST) on Feb. 19, 2010. Also pictured are the newly-installed Tranquility node and Cupola; along with a Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked with the station. Earth's horizon and the blackness of space provide the backdrop for the scene.
Topics: Environment, Soyuz TMA-9, Progress spacecraft, International Space Station, Disaster Accident, Progress M1-3