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  • Michael Fincke, Koichi Wakata and Yury Lonchakov prepare to close the hatch› View High-res
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    S119-E-008167 (25 March 2009) --- NASA astronaut Michael Fincke (left), Expedition 18 commander; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut (JAXA) Koichi Wakata and cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, both flight engineers, prepare to close the hatch in the Pressurized Mating Adapter (PMA-2) as they bid farewell to the STS-119 crewmembers prior to Space Shuttle Discovery undocking from the International Space Station.

  • Richard Arnold and Joseph Acaba› View High-res
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    S119-E-008173 (25 March 2009) --- Astronauts Richard Arnold (left) and Joseph Acaba, both STS-119 mission specialists, are pictured on the middeck of Space Shuttle Discovery during flight day 11 activities.

  • Lee Archambault works in a hatch› View High-res
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    S119-E-008177 (25 March 2009) --- Astronaut Lee Archambault, STS-119 commander, works in a hatch between Space Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station during flight day 11 activities.

  • Steve Swanson, Richard Arnold and Joseph Acaba› View High-res
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    S119-E-008178 (25 March 2009) --- Astronauts Steve Swanson (bottom left), Richard Arnold and Joseph Acaba (right), all STS-119 mission specialists, are pictured on the middeck of Space Shuttle Discovery during flight day 11 activities.

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    S119-E-008339 (25 March 2009) --- Backdropped by the blackness of space and Earth's horizon, the International Space Station is seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation. Earlier the STS-119 and Expedition 18 crews concluded 9 days, 20 hours and 10 minutes of cooperative work onboard the shuttle and station. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 2:53 p.m. (CDT) on March 25, 2009.

  • Richard Arnold, Steve Swanson and Lee Archambault look out an overhead window› View High-res
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    S119-E-008375 (25 March 2009) --- Astronauts Richard Arnold (foreground) and Steve Swanson, both STS-119 mission specialists; along with astronaut Lee Archambault (right), commander, look out an overhead window on the aft flight deck of the Space Shuttle Discovery after undocking from the International Space Station.

  • Lee Archambault closes the hatch› View High-res
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    S119-E-008429 (25 March 2009) --- Astronaut Lee Archambault, STS-119 commander, closes the hatch on the middeck of Space Shuttle Discovery prior to undocking from the International Space Station to conclude almost 10 days of cooperative work onboard the shuttle and the station. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 2:53 p.m. (CDT) on March 25, 2009.

  • Lee Archambault closes the hatch› View High-res
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    S119-E-008431(25 March 2009) --- Astronaut Lee Archambault, STS-119 commander, closes the hatch on the middeck of Space Shuttle Discovery prior to undocking from the International Space Station to conclude almost 10 days of cooperative work onboard the shuttle and the station. Astronaut John Phillips, mission specialist, looks over a procedures checklist during the activity. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 2:53 p.m. (CDT) on March 25, 2009.

  • The International Space Station› View High-res
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    S119-E-008212 (25 March 2009) --- Backdropped by the blackness of space, the International Space Station is seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation. Earlier the STS-119 and Expedition 18 crews concluded 9 days, 20 hours and 10 minutes of cooperative work onboard the shuttle and station. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 2:53 p.m. (CDT) on March 25, 2009.

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    S119-E-008220 (25 March 2009) --- Backdropped by the blackness of space, the International Space Station is seen from Space Shuttle Discovery as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation. Earlier the STS-119 and Expedition 18 crews concluded 9 days, 20 hours and 10 minutes of cooperative work onboard the shuttle and station. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 2:53 p.m. (CDT) on March 25, 2009.