STS-117 Departure  

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STS-117 Departure
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Backdropped by a cloud-covered part of Earth, Atlantis was photographed by the Expedition 15 crew after it undocked from the ISS on June 19, 2007, in preparation for the journey home. The STS-117 astronauts completed about eight days of joint operations with the station crew. The docked Soyuz spacecraft is visible on the left.

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06/27/07 10:39 PM GMT
Boy that'd be a real trip, sure glad it doesn't just fall straight down. LOL
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06/27/07 10:53 PM GMT
Wow Phil, I love the clouds as a background for the Atlantis. This is definitely a keeper for me ( of course, all of the space shots you clean up are keepers :)
I had the opportunity to view the Atlantis and the ISS flying across the sky one evening last week. I was awed by the sight. It brought tears to my eyes. They maintained equidistance and were so incredibly bright as they moved in unison from the southern sky toward the northern sky. I was spellbound. I didn't take any photos, but what I saw is permanently etched in my mind. I have all of your space photo's in my special 'Phil folder' that I refer to time and time again. They are especially fascinating (as well as educational) to the grandkids.
All of your hard work in cleaning up the images for my viewing pleasure do not go unnoticed.
Thanks for what you do and for sharing this image with me ;=)
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06/27/07 11:45 PM GMT
This is a neat photo. I have never seen this done before.
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06/28/07 12:24 AM GMT
great shot. I know it's not yours, per se, but thanks for posting it anyway. just out of curiosity, I wonder what they shot this with...high end Hassy-type cam, or what?
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06/28/07 12:45 AM GMT
What. According to the current inventory, the ISS digi cams used by the astronauts are Kodak Professional DCS 760's.
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07/05/07 10:32 PM GMT
Thanks Phil. You need to subcontract with NASA. I too save ALL your cleanups from NASA.
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07/15/07 11:40 PM GMT
The best I've ever seen.
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08/19/07 10:58 PM GMT
Very cool.
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06/17/09 11:29 AM GMT
The detail in this shot is truly amazing. Definitely a saver.
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