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Survival of the Elements

July 16, 2011


Survival of the Elements This close-up image shows the ‘Materials on International Space Station Experiment-8.’ Taken during the spacewalk on July 12, 2011, the small circles pictured are test beds for materials and computing elements attached to the outside of the International Space Station. These elements are being evaluated for the effects of atomic oxygen, […]

Through the Astronaut’s Eyes

July 15, 2011


Through the Astronaut’s Eyes Astronaut Ron Garan took this image during the spacewalk conducted on Tues., July 12, 2011. It shows the International Space Station with Space Shuttle Atlantis docked on the right and a Russian Soyuz on the far left. In the foreground is the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment installed during the STS-134 […]

The Shuttle Era’s Final Spacewalk

July 14, 2011


The Shuttle Era’s Final Spacewalk Spacewalker Mike Fossum rides on the International Space Station’s robotic arm as he carries the Robotic Refueling Mission experiment. This the final scheduled spacewalk during a shuttle mission. Image Credit: NASA

A Different Perspective

July 12, 2011


A Different Perspective This is one of a series of images taken by the station crew of space shuttle Atlantis in Earth orbit. Seen at the rear of the cargo bay is the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module, packed with supplies and spare parts for the orbiting outpost. The shuttle ‘posed’ for photographs and visual surveys […]

Close Up

July 11, 2011


Close Up Parts of Atlantis’ main engines are visible in this image, which is one of a series of images taken during the back flip or rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). Atlantis ‘posed’ for this and other photographs and visual surveys on approach to the International Space Station. The station crew used an 800 millimeter lens […]


July 10, 2011


NASA Administrator Charles Bolden congratulates Launch Director Michael Leinbach, facing camera, in Firing Room Four of the Launch Control Center shortly after the space shuttle Atlantis launched on Friday, July 8, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch of Atlantis on the STS-135 mission is the final flight of the shuttle program. STS-135 is slated […]

Lift Off!

July 9, 2011


Lift Off! This image, taken through the window of a Shuttle Training Aircraft, shows the final liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis as it ascended from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on the STS-135 mission, Friday, July 8, 2011. This is the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program, during which the STS-135 crew […]