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3D International Space Station

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3D International Space Station


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

This breathtaking stereo view was constructed from two separate
recorded as the shuttle
orbiter Discovery undocked from the ISS
on August 6.

As seen here, from left to right
the ISS structure covers about 27 meters (90 feet).

The span from the automated
Progress supply ship docked in the
foreground to the
Destiny module hidden behind the
station structure is about 52 meters (171 feet) long, while the full
(top to bottom) reach of the solar arrays at the left would cover about
73 meters (240 feet).

Resupplied by Discovery, the ISS is currently operated by
the two member
Expedition 11 crew,
Sergei Krikalev and John Phillips.

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