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The International Space Station on the Horizon

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The International Space Station on the Horizon


Explanation:
This was home.

Last week, the
STS-121 crew of the
Space Shuttle
Discovery undocked from the
International Space Station (ISS) and returned to Earth.

As the shuttle departed the space station, they took the
above image.

Visible on the ISS are numerous
modules, trusses, and long wing-like solar panels.

The space shuttle crew spent over 12 days calling the space station home.

The shuttle crew
resupplied the space station and prepared it for future assembly.

The ISS's crew
of two was expanded to three by the
shuttle visit, and now includes
one Russian,
one American, and
one European.




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