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STS115-301-008 (11 Sept. 2006) --- Backdropped against the blackness of space, the International Space Station was photographed by one of the STS-115 crewmembers as the Space Shuttle Atlantis approached the station during rendezvous and docking activities on flight day three.
The Expedition 13 crew is pictured in the Zvezda Service Module+ View High-res
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ISS013-E-80653 (11 Sept. 2006) --- The Expedition 13 crew members are pictured in the Zvezda Service Module on the International Space Station prior to welcoming the STS-115 crew. From foreground to aft are cosmonaut Pavel V. Vinogradov, commander; Jeffrey N. Williams, flight engineer and NASA station science officer; and Thomas Reiter of the the European Space Agency, flight engineer. The shuttle and space station docked this morning at 5:48 a.m. CDT to begin seven days of joint operations.
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ISS013-E-80721 (11 Sept. 2006) --- European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter, Expedition 13 flight engineer, is pictured in the Destiny Laboratory on the International Space Station. The shuttle and space station docked this morning at 5:48 a.m. CDT to begin seven days of joint operations.
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S115-E-05352 (11 Sept. 2006) --- Astronaut Brent W. Jett Jr., STS-115 commander, sits in the port seat on the flight deck of the Space Shuttle Atlantis at it approaches the International Space Station. The subsequent docking will allow the STS-115 astronauts and the Expedition 13 crew to team up for several days of key tasks in space.
STS-115 Pilot Christopher Ferguson+ View High-res
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S115-E-05354 (11 Sept. 2006) --- Astronaut Christopher J. Ferguson, STS-115 pilot, sits in the starboard seat on the flight deck of the Space Shuttle Atlantis prior to docking of the two spacecraft. The subsequent docking will allow the STS-115 astronauts and the ISS Expedition 13 crew to team up for several days of key tasks in space.
STS-115 Mission Specialist Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper+ View High-res
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S115-E-05356 (11 Sept. 2006) --- Astronaut Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper aims a laser range finder through one of the overhead windows on the flight deck of the Space Shuttle Atlantis at it approaches the International Space Station. The subsequent docking will allow the STS-115 astronauts and the Expedition 13 crew to team up for several days of key tasks in space.
The International Space Station as seen from the Space Shuttle Atlantis+ View High-res
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S115-E-05361 (11 Sept. 2006) --- The International Space Station, as seen from the Space Shuttle Atlantis as the two spacecraft prepare for docking, allowing STS-115 astronauts and the Expedition 13 crew to team up for several days of key tasks in space.
The station's remote manipulator system or CanadArm2+ View High-res
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S115-E-05421 (11 Sept. 2006) --- The STS-115 crew members aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis got a preview of one of the pieces of hardware that will be very instrumental in the impending continuation of construction of the International Space Station as they approached the orbital outpost for a photo survey and subsequent docking. Standing tall in the scene is the station's remote manipulator system or Canadarm2.
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S115-E-05423 (11 Sept. 2006) --- An astronaut onboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis took this photo of the International Space Station as the two spacecraft neared their link-up in space. The subsequent docking will allow the STS-115 astronauts and the ISS Expedition 13 crew to team up for several days of key tasks in space.
STS-115 Mission Specialist Joseph Tanner+ View High-res
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S115-E-05476 (11 Sept. 2006) --- With his hand on a maze of hoses, astronaut Joseph R. Tanner, STS-115 mission specialist, sets up the water system on the mid deck of the Space Shuttle Atlantis.