STS-131 Flight Day 11 Gallery

  • The Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module hovers over Discovery's payload bay› View High-res
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    ISS023-E-024476 (15 April 2010) --- The Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module hovers over Discovery's payload bay awaiting its placement there for the trip back home.

  • International Space Station and space shuttle Discovery› View High-res
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    ISS023-E-024576 (15 April 2010) --- One of the Expedition 23 crew members aboard the International Space Station snapped this photo of part of the space shuttle Discovery's starboard wing, vertical stabilizer and orbital maneuvering system pods backdropped against the cloud-covered Pacific Coast of southern California and northern Baja California, Mexico. The Imperial Valley and Salton Sea can be seen at top center.

  • The Gulf of California, space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station› View High-res
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    ISS023-E-024578 (15 April 2010) --- The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez) and the Salton Sea, share this scene with a tiny part of the space shuttle Discovery (starboard wing at left) and the International Space Station (solar panels, upper right). The two spacecraft have been docked for several days as an aggregation of 13 astronauts and cosmonauts continue work on the orbital outpost. They will undock over the weekend and the shuttle is scheduled to return its crew of seven back home on Earth on April 19.

  • The Salton Sea and Imperial Valley› View High-res
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    ISS023-E-024574 (15 April 2010) --- The Salton Sea and Imperial Valley are in the center of this scene photographed from the International Space Station (note solar panels, upper right). The orbital outpost and space shuttle Discovery have been docked for several days as an aggregation of 13 astronauts and cosmonauts continue work on the station. The two spacecraft will undock over the weekend and the shuttle is scheduled to return its crew of seven back home on Earth on April 19.

  • Naoko Yamazaki› View High-res
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    ISS023-E-023861 (15 April 2010) --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, STS-131 mission specialist, floats freely in the Leonardo Multi-purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) linked to the International Space Station while space shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station.

  • Clayton Anderson› View High-res
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    ISS023-E-023876 (15 April 2010) --- NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson, STS-131 mission specialist, works in the Leonardo Multi-purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) linked to the International Space Station while space shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station.

  • Alan Poindexter› View High-res
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    ISS023-E-023888 (15 April 2010) --- NASA astronaut Alan Poindexter, STS-131 commander, works in the Leonardo Multi-purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) linked to the International Space Station while space shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station.

  • Rick Mastracchio› View High-res
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    SS023-E-023928 (15 April 2010) --- NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, STS-131 mission specialist, is pictured in the Harmony node of the International Space Station while space shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station.

  • Naoko Yamazaki› View High-res
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    ISS023-E-023929 (15 April 2010) --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, STS-131 mission specialist, works at a robotic workstation in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station while space shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station.

  • Naoko Yamazaki and Stephanie Wilson (partially obscured)› View High-res
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    ISS023-E-023931 (15 April 2010) --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Naoko Yamazaki and NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson (partially obscured), both STS-131 mission specialists, work at a robotic workstation in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station while space shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station.