April 23, 2014
(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 Shuttle program, Disaster Accident, STS-134, STS-129, Expedition 27, Mir, Space Shuttle, Manned spacecraft, Russia, Astronaut