STS-119 Flight Day 13 Gallery

  • The Sinai Peninsula› View High-res
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    S119-E-010839 (27 March 2009) --- On its final full day in space before its scheduled return home on March 28, the crew of Space Shuttle Discovery took some pictures of the home planet, including this one of the Sinai Peninsula. The frame shows part of the Red Sea (top), Gulf of Suez (right of center), Nile River (far right edge), Gulf of Aqaba (center frame) and parts of the nations of Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

  • Lake Nasser in Egypt› View High-res
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    S119-E-010832 (27 March 2009) --- On its final full day in space before its scheduled return home on March 28, the crew of Space Shuttle Discovery took some pictures of the home planet. This view shows Lake Nasser in Egypt, under scattered clouds.

  • Astronauts Richard Arnold and John Phillips› View High-res
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    S119-E-010760 (27 March 2009) --- Astronaut Richard Arnold, mission specialist, appears to be multi-tasking on the flight deck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery on its final full day in space for STS-119. Arnold shares space with two other astronauts as he records activity with a camera while toting supplies with his other hand. Astronaut John Phillips, mission specialist, is at left.

  • Astronauts Joseph Acaba and Richard Arnold› View High-res
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    S119-E-010754 (27 March 2009) --- Astronauts Joseph Acaba, left, and Richard Arnold, mission specialist, go over procedures check lists on the flight deck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery on the spacecraft's final full day in space for STS-119.

  • Astronaut Tony Antonelli› View High-res
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    S119-E-010712 (27 March 2009) --- Astronaut Tony Antonelli, STS-119 pilot, joins a crewmate, mostly out of frame at lower right, as the two work controls on the aft flight deck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery on the spacecraft's final full day in space prior to its scheduled return on March 28.

  • Astronauts Richard Arnold and John Phillips› View High-res
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    S119-E-010717 (27 March 2009) --- Astronauts Richard Arnold (left) and John Phillips, look over a printout of data, as they float relatively freely on the mid deck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery. The two STS-119 mission specialists and five other astronauts are in the midst of their final full day in space before their scheduled return home on March 28.

  • Astronauts Lee Archambault, Joseph Acaba and John Phillips› View High-res
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    S119-E-010711 (27 March 2009) --- From left, astronaut Lee Archambault, STS-119 commander, along with astronauts Joseph Acaba and John Phillips, both mission specialists, busy themselves with various chores on the aft deck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery. The three, along with four other astronauts, are in the midst of their final full day in space before a scheduled return home on March 28.

  • Earth's limb› View High-res
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    S119-E-010690 (27 March 2009) --- On its final full day in space before its scheduled return home on March 28, the crew of Space Shuttle Discovery took some pictures of the home planet. Unlike most of the images, which showed closer views of Earth featuring, oceans, lakes, rivers, clouds, mountains and deserts, this view shows Earth's limb as the spacecraft approached a rising or setting sun.