May 12, 2014
(24 Feb. 2011) --- Backdropped by Earth's horizon and the blackness of space, the European Space Agency's "Johannes Kepler" Automated Transfer Vehicle-2 (ATV-2) approaches the International Space Station. Docking of the two spacecraft occurred at 10:59 a.m. (EST) on Feb. 24, 2011. A crescent moon is visible at upper right.
Topics: Environment, Disaster Accident, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, ATV, Kepler, Johannes Kepler ATV, Automated Transfer Vehicle, Space technology, Johannes Kepler, International Space Station, Manned spacecraft, Moon