STS-133 Flight Day 3 Gallery

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    ISS026-E-029958 (26 Feb. 2011) --- This partial view of the starboard wing of the space shuttle Discovery was provided by an Expedition 26 crew member during a survey of the approaching STS-133 vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, Discovery performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). The image was photographed with a digital still camera, using a 400mm lens at a distance of about 600 feet (180 meters). Although at first glance, it appears there is some sort of wire or cord hanging from the shuttle, the curly object is actually 220 miles below and appears to be a portion of the Alto Purus River in southeastern Peru near the village of San Pedro in Ucayali province.

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    ISS026-E-030341 (26 Feb. 2011) --- This partial view of the nose and forward part of the payload bay of the space shuttle Discovery was provided by an Expedition 26 crew member during a survey of the approaching STS-133 vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, Discovery performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). The Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4) and the Discovery's docking mechanism are seen in the cargo bay. The image was photographed with a digital still camera, using a 1000mm lens.

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    ISS026-E-030342 (26 Feb. 2011) --- This partial view of the nose and forward part of the payload bay of the space shuttle Discovery was provided by an Expedition 26 crew member during a survey of the approaching STS-133 vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, Discovery performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). The Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4) and the cylinder-shaped, Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) along with Discovery's docking mechanism are seen in the cargo bay. The image was photographed with a digital still camera, using a 1000mm lens.

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    ISS026-E-030343 (26 Feb. 2011) --- This partial view of the wing and aft part of the payload bay of the space shuttle Discovery was provided by an Expedition 26 crew member during a survey of the approaching STS-133 vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, Discovery performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). Part of the Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4) and the cylinder-shaped, Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) are seen in the cargo bay. The image was photographed with a digital still camera, using a 1000mm lens.

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    ISS026-E-030349 (26 Feb. 2011) --- This partial view of the wing and aft part of the payload bay of the space shuttle Discovery was provided by an Expedition 26 crew member during a survey of the approaching STS-133 vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, Discovery performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). Part of the cylinder-shaped, Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) is seen in the cargo bay. The image was photographed with a digital still camera, using a 1000mm lens.

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    ISS026-E-030358 (26 Feb. 2011) --- This partial view of the nose and crew cabin of the space shuttle Discovery was provided by an Expedition 26 crew member during a survey of the approaching STS-133 vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, Discovery performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). The image was photographed with a digital still camera, using a 1000mm lens.

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    ISS026-E-030359 (26 Feb. 2011) --- This partial view of the nose, crew cabin and forward part of the payload bay of the space shuttle Discovery was provided by an Expedition 26 crew member during a survey of the approaching STS-133 vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, Discovery performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). Discovery's docking mechanism seen in the cargo bay. The image was photographed with a digital still camera, using a 1000mm lens.

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    ISS026-E-030360 (26 Feb. 2011) --- This partial view of the nose, crew cabin and forward part of the payload bay of the space shuttle Discovery was provided by an Expedition 26 crew member during a survey of the approaching STS-133 vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, Discovery performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). Part of the Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4) and the Discovery's docking mechanism are seen in the cargo bay. The image was photographed with a digital still camera, using a 1000mm lens.

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    ISS026-E-030494 (26 Feb. 2011) --- This partial view of the three main engines of the space shuttle Discovery was provided by an Expedition 26 crew member during a survey of the approaching STS-133 vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, Discovery performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). The image was photographed with a digital still camera, using a 1000mm lens.

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    ISS026-E-030427 (26 Feb. 2011) --- This unique view of the nose and forward underside of the space shuttle Discovery was provided by an Expedition 26 crew member during a survey of the approaching STS-133 vehicle prior to docking with the International Space Station. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, Discovery performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). The image was photographed with a digital still camera, using a 1000mm lens.