The International Space Station’s solar array panels and the Earth are featured in this image photographed by an astronaut
Astronaut Greg Chamitoff made his way inside the station as Andrew Feustel awaited his turn at the end of the STS-134 mission’s first spacewalk.
The Endeavour astronauts completed a 6-hour, 19-minute spacewalk at the International Space Station Friday, May 20, 2011, retrieving materials experiments and installing another, and installing an antenna. They also installed a light on a station handcart, set up equipment for adding ammonia to a cooling loop and installed a cover on a rotary joint for solar arrays. Image Credit: NASA
This image of the space shuttle Endeavour’s starboard wing was taken by the Expedition 27 crew during a survey of the approaching STS-134 mission prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission’s activities, Endeavour performed a rendezvous pitch maneuver, or back-flip, so that the shuttle could be photographed from a variety of angles. The image was photographed at a distance of about 600 feet (180 meters). Image Credit: NASA