April 11, 2012
ISS027-E-034545(19 May 2011) --- Backdropped against a scene showing part of Italy, this image featuring an aft section of the space shuttle Endeavour in the foreground was photographed by an Expedition 27 crew member aboard the International Space Station while the two spacecraft were docked. The vertical stabilizer, the orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods and the lower part of the port wing are seen. Twelve astronauts and cosmonauts were busy aboard the joint complex, moving hardware and preparing for a May 20 space walk.
Topics: Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Space exploration, Disaster Accident, Italy, Space Shuttle Orbital Maneuvering System, Extra-vehicular activity, Space stations, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Manned spacecraft, Astronaut, Space Shuttle program, Spacecraft