April 11, 2012
ISS027-E-032216 (18 May 2011) --- This close-up view of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS) in space shuttle Endeavour's payload bay 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: Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, Space Shuttle program, Rendezvous pitch maneuver, STS-134, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, Space rendezvous, STS-127, Space Shuttle Endeavour, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Expedition, STS, Alpha