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Stereo Space Station

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Stereo Space Station


Get out your
red-blue glasses
and float next to the
International Space Station
(ISS), planet Earth's largest artificial moon.

This fun stereo view was constructed from parts of two
(S122-E-009880, S122-E-009893) and an additional background
recorded as the shuttle
orbiter Atlantis undocked from the ISS
on February 18.

Atlantis and the ISS were traveling over 7,500 meters per second at
an altitude of about 350 kilometers.

The shiny, 7 meter long module extending from the station at
the lower right is ESA's Columbus Laboratory, delivered by Atlantis
and installed by
spacewalking astronauts.

After a successful 13 day mission to the ISS,
at Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday.

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