STS-129 Flight Day 3 Gallery

  • Robert Thirsk› View High-res
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    ISS021-E-029873 (18 Nov. 2009) --- Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk, Expedition 21 flight engineer, works with the new Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA) Science Insert 03 (CSI-03) assembly in the Kibo laboratory of the International Space Station. CSI-03 is flying two butterfly habitats during this mission and will examine the complete life cycle of the butterflies as they eat, grow and undergo metamorphosis in space.

  • Robert L. Satcher Jr.› View High-res
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    S129-E-007016 (18 Nov. 2009) --- Astronaut Robert L. Satcher Jr., STS-129 mission specialist, is pictured on the aft flight deck of Space Shuttle Atlantis while docked with the International Space Station.

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    S129-E-007019 (18 Nov. 2009) --- Astronaut Randy Bresnik, STS-129 mission specialist, is pictured in the hatch which connects the flight deck and middeck of Space Shuttle Atlantis during flight day three activities.

  • Leland Melvin and Robert L. Satcher Jr.› View High-res
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    S129-E-007053 (18 Nov. 2009) --- Astronaut Leland Melvin, STS-129 mission specialist, enters the International Space Station shortly after Space Shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station docked and the hatches were opened on Nov. 18, 2009. Astronaut Robert L. Satcher Jr., mission specialist, is at left.

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    S129-E-007099 (18 Nov. 2009) --- Astronaut Randy Bresnik, STS-129 mission specialist, works controls on the aft flight deck of Space Shuttle Atlantis during flight day three activities.

  • Randy Bresnik (left) and Leland Melvin› View High-res
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    S129-E-007101 (18 Nov. 2009) --- Astronauts Randy Bresnik (left) and Leland Melvin, both STS-129 mission specialists, work on the aft flight deck of Space Shuttle Atlantis during flight day three activities.

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    S129-E-007104 (18 Nov. 2009) --- Astronauts Randy Bresnik (left) and Leland Melvin, both STS-129 mission specialists, work on the aft flight deck of Space Shuttle Atlantis during flight day three activities.

  • Jeffrey Williams (foreground) and Barry E. Wilmore› View High-res
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    S129-E-007115 (18 Nov. 2009) --- Astronaut Jeffrey Williams (foreground), Expedition 21 flight engineer; and Barry E. Wilmore, STS-129 pilot, work at the Canadarm2 workstation in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Atlantis remains docked with the station.

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    S129-E-007116 (18 Nov. 2009) --- Astronaut Jeffrey Williams (foreground), Expedition 21 flight engineer; and Barry E. Wilmore, STS-129 pilot, work at the Canadarm2 workstation in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Atlantis remains docked with the station.

  • Space Shuttle Atlantis› View High-res
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    ISS021-E-029794 (18 Nov. 2009) --- Surrounded by the blackness of space, the Space Shuttle Atlantis appears very small from the point of view of the International Space Station as the shuttle approaches the station during STS-129 rendezvous and docking operations. Docking occurred at 10:51 a.m. (CST) on Nov. 18, 2009.