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Discovery Orbiter Anaglyph

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Discovery Orbiter Anaglyph


the International Space Station on STS-121
in July,
the Shuttle Orbiter Discovery posed for a series of photographs.

The process was part of an inspection to check for damage
to the orbiter,
but against the backdrop of
planet Earth 300 kilometers below,
the pictures themselves are stunning.

Stereo artist Patrick Vantuyne has combined two of them
(ISS013e48787 and
to produce this dramatic 3D image.

The stereo
is intended to be viewed with red/blue glasses.

visible along the forward fuselage include
high temperature (black) and low temperature (white)
insulation tiles,
thrusters used for steering and attitude
control, and crew compartment windows.

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