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STS-121 Flight Day 3 Highlights
07.06.06
 
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ISS013-E-48752  --- In the Quest airlock on the International Space Station.
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In the Quest airlock on the International Space Station, two extravehicular mobility unit space suits await a busy day of spacewalking in a couple of days when astronauts Michael E. Fossum and Piers J. Sellers don them, marking the first of three planned sessions of extravehicular activity for the STS-121 crew. Photo Credit: NASA


ISS013-E-48791 --- Space Shuttle Discovery
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The Space Shuttle Discovery approaches the International Space Station for docking but before the link-up occurred, the orbiter "posed" for a thorough series of inspection photos. Discovery docked at the station's Pressurized Mating Adapter 2 at 9:52 a.m. CDT, July 6, 2006. Photo Credit: NASA


ISS013-E-47485 Discovery's starboard wing
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The starboard wing of the Space Shuttle Discovery was one small section of the orbiter that was photographed by the Expedition 13 crew aboard the International Space Station during the July 6 RPM survey sequence. Photo Credit: NASA


ISS013-E-47344 Discovery's engine nozzles
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The nozzles for Discovery's three main engines are visible in this close-up image photographed by one of the Expedition 13 crewmembers onboard the International Space Station during the RPM survey prior to docking of the two spacecraft. Photo Credit: NASA


ISS013-E-47416 - Underside of Discovery's port side wing
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Part of the underside of Discovery's port side wing is featured in this close-up image photographed by one of the Expedition 13 crewmembers onboard the International Space Station during the RPM survey. Photo Credit: NASA


ISS013-E-47462 - Bottom of Discovery's crew cabin
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Part of the bottom of Discovery's crew cabin and a number of its thermal protection system tiles are visible in this image photographed by one of the Expedition 13 crewmembers onboard the International Space Station during the RPM survey. Photo Credit: NASA


ISS013-E-47481 - Nadir view of Discovery's crew cabin
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A nadir view of Discovery's crew cabin as photographed by one of the Expedition 13 crewmembers onboard the International Space Station during the RPM survey prior to docking of the two spacecraft. Photo Credit: NASA


S121-E-05269 - The International Space Station
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Backdropped against the blackness of space, the International Space Station approaches the Space Shuttle Discovery, from which this digital still image was recorded during rendezvous and docking activities on flight day three. Photo Credit: NASA


S121-E-05352 - Solar arrays and Russian spacecraft docked to the ISS
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Solar arrays and a couple of Russian spacecraft docked to the International Space Station appear very near in this digital photograph, recorded by one of the STS-121 crewmembers onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery prior to the docking of shuttle to the orbital outpost. A Progress vehicle is near center and another is docked to the Zvezda service module in the background. Photo Credit: NASA


S121-E-05401 - Astronaut Lisa M. Nowak
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Astronaut Lisa M. Nowak, STS-121 mission specialist, uses a handy reference manual while stationed at the controls on the aft flight deck of the Space Shuttle Discovery. She is preparing for the next day's activities which include docking with the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA


S121-E-05443 - Astronaut Mark E. Kelly
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On Discovery's flight deck, astronaut Mark E. Kelly, pilot, anticipates tomorrow's docking and busy flight day three activities of STS-121, his second space mission. Photo Credit: NASA


S121-E-05432 - Astronaut Steven W. Lindsey
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On Discovery's flight deck, astronaut Steven W. Lindsey, commander, anticipates tomorrow's docking and busy flight day three activities of STS-121. Photo Credit: NASA


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