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STS-120: Detail.
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A close-up view of Space Shuttle Discovery's tail section is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 16 crewmember during a back flip manoeuvre performed by the approaching visitors to the International Space Station. The image provides partial views of the shuttle's main engines, orbital manoeuvring system pods, vertical stabilizer and the Harmony node in the payload bay.

Credit: NASA/JPL.

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::third_eye
10/27/07 5:44 PM GMT
great presentation. I'm sure noone thinks of shuttles as just big planes that go into space, but detailed shots like this give help give a better idea of their intricate construction.
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.ngtflyer
10/28/07 1:52 AM GMT
I was there on the base for the launch of STS-120. My first launch in person, I was in awe. I've always had much respect for the space program and those brave men and women who fly into orbit. This is a truly wonderful shot. Thanks for posting it!
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.sahadk
10/30/07 1:49 AM GMT
Very nice post!and wonderful information!!
Great work.
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.mapbc
10/30/07 1:08 PM GMT
cool
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