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    Unique pictures of a shuttle docked at the International Space Station

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    These are the first, and last as theres only one shuttle flight left, pictures showing a shuttle docked at the ISS from the vantage point of a departing Soyuz capsule: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/multimedia/e27depart.html

    Absolutely stunning pictures of an amazing construct and vehicle!


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    Re: Unique pictures of a shuttle docked at the International Space Station

    Just incredible! Did the mention which Nikon camera was used o take the pics?

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    Re: Unique pictures of a shuttle docked at the International Space Station

    A friend at university sent NASA a letter asking how he might get some good quality shots of the Space Shuttle, this was not long after the first mission. About a month later he received a large padded envelope in the mail with about 20 high quality photographs of the launch, the view of the open cargo bay (Earth in the background), various shots of Earth and a shot of the crew. In those days I dont think that anyone but the military had the bandwidth to actually send a colour picture via modem, at 2400 baud it was probably quicker to post them anyway!

    A lot of things have changed in the “Shuttles” lifetime.

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    Re: Unique pictures of a shuttle docked at the International Space Station

    Quote Originally Posted by 49594E5F5F19181B131C182B0 link=1307519307/1#1 date=1307534213
    Just incredible! Did the mention which Nikon camera was used o take the pics?
    Looking at the exif data of the pictures on his Flickr account (http://www.flickr.com/photos/europeanspaceagency/sets/72157625509187786/) it appears it D2Xs or a D3S. Too bad NASA stripped that data out of the photos before posting them.

    Quote Originally Posted by 694E4A4574694E4A592B0 link=1307519307/2#2 date=1307536084
    A lot of things have changed in the “Shuttles” lifetime.
    Indeed BeanBay. Including the transformation of my hair from black to white! ::)

    Back when I was a young whippersnapper I was part of the team that designed and then manufactured many of the circuit boards for the original shuttle. I was amazed at the capabilities of the Shuttle and now 30+ years later with the final Shuttle mission quickly approaching I find I am just as impressed with the vehicle and its abilities as I was back when it was just a gleam in our eyes.


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