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US: Nasa has released the first ever pictures of a US space shuttle docked at the International Space Station, taken by astronauts aboard a departing Russian spacecraft last month.

Friday 10 June 2011, 01:55AM


Nasa has release the first ever images of a shuttle docked at the international space station.

Nasa has release the first ever images of a shuttle docked at the international space station.

The shots of the shuttle Endeavour were taken by Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli as he and two colleagues left the space station on May 23 aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft bound for Earth.

Pictures and video were posted on the Nasa website.

Endeavour was docked at the space station for 11 days as part of its final mission to space, and was the second last shuttle flight for the 30-year American programme which ends after the final flight of Atlantis, scheduled to launch July 8.

- Photo by Nasa

 

 

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