STS-135 Flight Day 5 Gallery

  • The International Space Station with space shuttle Atlantis docked.› View High-res
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    ISS028-E-016128 (12 July 2011) --- This picture, photographed by NASA astronaut Ron Garan during the spacewalk conducted on July 12, 2011, shows the International Space Station with space shuttle Atlantis docked at center frame and a Russian Soyuz docked to Pirs, at left. In the center foreground is the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment installed during the STS-134 mission. AMS is a state-of-the-art particle physics detector designed to use the unique environment of space to advance knowledge of the universe and lead to the understanding of the universe's origin by searching for antimatter and dark matter, and measuring cosmic rays.

  • Earth's horizon and the moon› View High-res
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    ISS028-E-016058 (12 July 2011) --- One of the Expedition 28 crewmembers aboard the International Space Center recorded this image of Earth's horizon and the moon during the week and a half period that the orbiting complex was hosting the Atlantis and its crew for the final Space Shuttle Program mission.

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    ISS028-E-016056 (12 July 2011) --- One of the Expedition 28 crewmembers aboard the International Space Station recorded this image of Earth's horizon and the moon during the week and a half period that the orbiting complex was hosting Atlantis and its crew for the final Space Shuttle Program mission.

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    S135-E-007656 (12 July 2011) --- NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Expedition 28 flight engineer, waits at an International Space Station's pressurized mating adapter (PMA-2) docked to the space shuttle Atlantis, as the station's robotic system moves the failed pump module (out of frame) over to the spacewalking astronaut and the shuttle's cargo bay. Fossum and crewmate Ron Garan sent six hours and 31 minutes on their July 12 spacewalk. Photo credit: NASA

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    S135-E-007655 (12 July 2011) --- NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Expedition 28 flight engineer, waits at an International Space Station's pressurized mating adapter (PMA-2) docked to the space shuttle Atlantis, as the station's robotic system moves the failed pump module (out of frame) over to the spacewalking astronaut and the shuttle's cargo bay. Fossum and crewmate Ron Garan sent six hours and 31 minutes on their July 12 spacewalk. Photo credit: NASA

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    ISS028-E-016274 (12 July 2011) --- Parked vehicles on the International Space Station are a constant scene, often numbering several at a time. Here, a Russian Soyuz is seen in the foreground and a Russian Progress supply ship in the background. The Permanent Multipurpose Module is at the bottom of the frame. Out of frame, another vehicle -- the space shuttle Atlantis --is also parked to the orbital outpost, as its four STS-135 crewmembers work inside the station and shuttle.

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    ISS028-E-016202 (12 July 2011) --- This medium wide view, photographed during a July 12 spacewalk, shows the International Space Station's Cupola, backdropped against black space, a horizon scene and various components of the orbiting outpost, including the Leonardo Permanent Multipurpose Module, right, along with two "parked" Russian spacecraft -- a Soyuz and a progress supply ship. Node 3 or Tranquility (on which the Cupola is mounted) is just out of frame, bottom.

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    ISS028-E-016200 (12 July 2011) --- This medium wide view, photographed during a July 12 spacewalk, showing the International Space Station's Cupola, backdropped against black space, a horizon scene array and various components of the orbiting outpost, including Node 3 or Tranquility (on which the Cupola is mounted) and the Leonardo Permanent Multipurpose Module.

  • Materials on International Space Station Experiment - 8 (MISSE-8)› View High-res
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    ISS028-E-016111 (12 July 2011) --- This close-up image, recorded during a July 12 spacewalk, shows the Materials on International Space Station Experiment - 8 (MISSE-8). The experiment package is a test bed for materials and computing elements attached to the outside of the orbiting complex. These materials and computing elements are being evaluated for the effects of atomic oxygen, ultraviolet, direct sunlight, radiation, and extremes of heat and cold. This experiment allows the development and testing of new materials and computing elements that can better withstand the rigors of space environments. Results will provide a better understanding of the durability of various materials and computing elements when they are exposed to the space environment, with applications in the design of future spacecraft.

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    ISS028-E-016107 (12 July 2011) --- This medium close-up image, recorded during a July 12 spacewalk, shows the Materials on International Space Station Experiment - 8 (MISSE-8). The experiment package is a test bed for materials and computing elements attached to the outside of the orbiting complex. These materials and computing elements are being evaluated for the effects of atomic oxygen, ultraviolet, direct sunlight, radiation, and extremes of heat and cold. This experiment allows the development and testing of new materials and computing elements that can better withstand the rigors of space environments. Results will provide a better understanding of the durability of various materials and computing elements when they are exposed to the space environment, with applications in the design of future spacecraft.