An Amazing Photo of Building a Space Station in Orbit

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 25, 2008 in Science

S116-E-05983 (12 Dec. 2006) --- Backdropped by a colorful Earth, astronaut Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. (left) and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Christer Fuglesang, both STS-116 mission specialists, participate in the mission's first of three planned sessions of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction resumes on the International Space Station. The landmasses depicted are the South Island (left) and North Island (right) of New Zealand.

You need to see this photo at full size to appreciate it. What you’re looking at is a shot from a 2006 space shuttle mission in which they worked on the construction of the International Space Station: Read more…

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