January 24, 2012
ISS023-E-025355 (17 April 2010) --- Space shuttle Discovery is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 23 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 7:52 a.m. (CDT) on April 17, 2010, ending a stay of 10 days, 5 hours and 8 minutes. The visit included three spacewalks and delivery of more than seven tons of equipment and supplies. A blue and white part of Earth provides the backdrop for the scene. A small portion of a Russian spacecraft, docked with the station, is visible at top.
Topics: Shuttle–Mir Program, Progress M1-3, Progress spacecraft, International Space Station, Environment