Mission Images

Atlantis and Hubble in Front of the Sun
05.15.09
 
Atlantis and Hubble pass in front of the sun.

Image above: In this tightly cropped image the NASA space shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble Space Telescope are seen in silhouette, side by side during solar transit at 12:17p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 13, 2009, from west of Vero Beach, Florida. The two spaceships were at an altitude of 600 km and they zipped across the sun in only 0.8 seconds. Credit: NASA/Thierry Legault.



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