STS-126 Flight Day 13 Gallery

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    S126-E-011973 (26 Nov. 2008) --- The Canadian-built Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS), in its parked position, and part of the International Space Station are featured in this image, photographed over the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia and Tennessee by one of the Endeavour crew members on the eve of Thanksgiving. The OBSS, on the end of the Canadarm, awaits the final part of its STS-126 role when it will inspect the shuttle one more time, following separation of the orbiter from the space station in a couple of days. When that task is complete, it will be stowed across the payload bay from the robot arm.

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    S126-E-011502 (26 Nov. 2008) --- Continuing a longstanding tradition, astronaut Eric Boe, STS-126 pilot, adds his crew patch in the Unity node to the growing collection of those representing shuttle crews who have worked on the International Space Station.

  • Sandra Magnus, Yury Lonchakov, Steve Bowen and Donald Pettit› View High-res
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    S126-S-011513 (26 Nov. 2008) --- Members of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and International Space Station crews spend some rare leisure time together on the orbital outpost as they move within a day and half of undocking and going separate ways. Astronaut Sandra Magnus, flight engineer for Expedition 18, is partially visible at lower left corner. Others sharing a few moments in the Unity node, from the left, are cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Expedition 18 flight engineer, and astronauts Steve Bowen and Donald Pettit, both STS-126 mission specialists.

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    S126-E-011514 (26 Nov. 2008) --- Astronaut Eric Boe, STS-126 pilot, checks on the lithium hydroxide canisters beneath the middeck of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

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    S126-E-011521 (26 Nov. 2008) --- Astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, STS-126 mission specialist, works with transfer of supplies in the Columbus lab of the International Space Station.

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    S126-E-011522 (26 Nov. 2008) --- Astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, STS-126 mission specialist, works with transfer of supplies in the Columbus lab of the International Space Station.

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    S126-E-011534 (26 Nov. 2008) --- Astronaut Eric Boe, STS-126 pilot, floats near the hatchway of the multi-purpose logistics module Leonardo, temporarily docked with the International Space Station to aid in the transfer of supplies and hardware. Leonardo, like Boe and the rest of the Endeavour crew, will return to Earth over the coming weekend.

  • Shane Kimbrough and Michael Fincke› View High-res
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    S126-E-011536 (26 Nov. 2008) --- Members of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and International Space Station crews work together in the orbital outpost's Harmony node as they move within a day and half of undocking and going separate ways. Astronaut Michael Fincke, commander for Expedition 18, is partially visible at lower left. Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, STS-126 pilot, is at right.

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    S126-E-11955 (26 Nov. 2008) --- Backdropped against Earth's horizon and the blackness of space, the end effector of Endeavour's Canadian-built robot arm appears amidst elements of the International Space Station. Endeavour and the orbital outpost have been docked for almost two weeks while their crews have joined efforts in home improvement on the station and other work

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    S126-E-011966 (26 Nov. 2008) --- Astronaut Eric Boe, STS-126 pilot, looks over a procedures manual on the aft flight deck of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, scheduled to undock from the International Space Station later in the week.