September 11, 2012
ISS028-E-017253 (17 July 2011) --- This is one of a series of photographs recorded from the International Space Station showing the docked space shuttle Atlantis' port side backdropped against the blackness of space. Part of the Orbiter Boom Sensor System, connected to the remote manipulator system or robot arm, is at frame center. At the very bottom of the frame can be seen a faint line, representing airglow over Earth.
Topics: Environment, Technology Internet, Space technology, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Orbiter Boom Sensor System, STS-134, Robotic arm, Canadarm, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Manned spacecraft, Space Shuttle program, Orbiter