May 7, 2014
(24 Feb. 2011) --- Backdropped by the blackness of space and Earth's horizon, the European Space Agency's "Johannes Kepler" Automated Transfer Vehicle-2 (ATV-2) (bottom center) docks to the aft end of the International Space Station's Zvezda Service Module. Docking of the two spacecraft occurred at 10:59 a.m. (EST) on Feb. 24, 2011. Two Russian spacecraft docked to the space station are also visible in the image.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Edoardo Amaldi ATV, Jules Verne ATV, Johannes Kepler ATV, Automated Transfer Vehicle, Space stations, International Space Station, Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight