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The International Space Station Expands Again

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#93898 by @ 21.09.2006 00:00 - nach oben -
The International Space Station Expands Again

The developing
International Space Station (ISS) has changed its appearance again.

Over the past few days, the
Space Shuttle
Atlantis visited the
ISS and added pieces of the
Integrated Truss Structure, including an
impressively long
array of solar panels.

These expansive solar panels are visible extending from the lower right of the
above image taken by the
Shuttle Atlantis Crew after leaving the
ISS to return to Earth.

The world's foremost space outpost
can be seen developing over the past several years by comparing the
above image

Also visible above are many
different types of modules, a robotic
arm, another impressive set of
solar panels, and a supply ship.

Construction began on the
ISS in 1998.

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#93901 by @ 21.09.2006 00:58 - nach oben -
the never ending story

aber immerhin flüged wieder shuttles ufe, süsch wärs denn en schlag is wasser gsi.
#93903 by @ 21.09.2006 08:28 - nach oben -
nöd nur shuttle. im moment gänds jo gad wieder vollgas.