NASA: Endeavour's Close Up


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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 (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)