April 11, 2012
ISS027-E-032234 (18 May 2011) --- This partial view of the starboard wing of the space shuttle Endeavour was provided by an Expedition 27 crew member during a survey of the approaching STS-134 vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, Endeavour performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). The image was photographed with a digital still camera, using a 400mm lens at a distance of about 600 feet (180 meters).
Topics: Rendezvous pitch maneuver, Space Shuttle Endeavour, Manned spacecraft, Space rendezvous, STS-127, STS-126, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Expedition, STS