May 7, 2014
(26 Feb. 2011) --- This high angle, partial view of the crew cabin of the space shuttle Discovery was provided by an Expedition 26 crew member during a survey of the approaching STS-133 vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, Discovery performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). The image was photographed with a digital still camera, using a 1000mm lens.
Topics: Rendezvous pitch maneuver, Manned spacecraft, Spaceflight, Disaster Accident, Expedition 2, STS-133, Space rendezvous, STS-129, Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-132, Space Shuttle, International Space Station