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    S132-E-012289 (23 May 2010) --- The International Space Station (center) appears very small from the point of view of the space shuttle Atlantis as the two spacecraft carry out their relative separation. Atlantis' vertical stabilizer, orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods, remote manipulator system/orbiter boom sensor system (RMS/OBSS) and payload bay are also pictured in this image photographed by an STS-132 crew member onboard the shuttle. Earlier the STS-132 and Expedition 23 crews concluded seven days of cooperative work onboard the shuttle and station. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 10:22 a.m. (CDT) on May 23, 2010. Earth's horizon and the blackness of space provide the backdrop for the scene.

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    S132-E-012320 (23 May 2010) --- Space shuttle Atlantis' vertical stabilizer, orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods and payload bay; along with the distant International Space Station and moon are featured in this image photographed by an STS-132 crew member onboard the shuttle. The space station appears very small from the point of view of the Atlantis as the two spacecraft carry out their relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 10:22 a.m. (CDT) on May 23, 2010.

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    ISS023-E-050819 (23 May 2010) --- STS-132 (blue shirts) and Expedition 23 crew members pose for a group portrait on the International Space Station while space shuttle Atlantis remains docked with the station. Pictured on the front row are Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov (center left), Expedition 23 commander; and NASA astronaut Ken Ham (center right), STS-132 commander; along with (from the left) NASA astronauts T.J. Creamer, Expedition 23 flight engineer; Michael Good, STS-132 mission specialist; Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, Expedition 23 flight engineer; and NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman, STS-132 mission specialist. Pictured on the back row (from the left) are NASA astronauts Steve Bowen, STS-132 mission specialist; Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Expedition 23 flight engineer; Piers Sellers, STS-132 mission specialist; Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, Expedition 23 flight engineer; NASA astronaut Tony Antonelli, STS-132 pilot; and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, Expedition 23 flight engineer.

  • STS-132 Commander Ken Ham and Expedition 23 Flight Engineer Soichi Noguchi› View High-res
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    ISS023-E-051112 (23 May 2010) --- NASA astronaut Ken Ham (left), STS-132 commander; and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, Expedition 23 flight engineer, are pictured on the forward flight deck of space shuttle Atlantis while docked with the International Space Station.

  • STS-132 Commander Ken Ham and Expedition 23 Commander Oleg Kotov› View High-res
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    ISS023-E-051137 (23 May 2010) --- NASA astronaut Ken Ham (left), STS-132 commander; and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Expedition 23 commander, shake hands during a farewell ceremony in the Harmony node of the International Space Station while space shuttle Atlantis remains docked with the station.

  • Expedition 23 Commander Oleg Kotov and STS-132 Commander Ken Ham› View High-res
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    ISS023-E-051146 (23 May 2010) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov (left), Expedition 23 commander; and NASA astronaut Ken Ham, STS-132 commander, are pictured during a farewell ceremony in the Harmony node of the International Space Station while space shuttle Atlantis remains docked with the station.

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    ISS023-E-051384 (23 May 2010) --- Space shuttle Atlantis and the newly-attached Rassvet Mini-Research Module 1 (MRM1) are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 23 crew member on the International Space Station soon after the shuttle and station began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 10:22 a.m. (CDT) on May 23, 2010, ending a seven-day stay that saw the addition of a new station module, replacement of batteries and resupply of the orbiting outpost.

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    ISS023-E-051106 (23 May 2010) --- Backdropped by Earth's horizon and the blackness of space, the Japanese Kibo complex of the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 23 crew member while space shuttle Atlantis (STS-132) remains docked with the station.

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    ISS023-E-051233 (23 May 2010) --- Space shuttle Atlantis is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 23 crew member on the International Space Station soon after the shuttle and station began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 10:22 a.m. (CDT) on May 23, 2010, ending a seven-day stay that saw the addition of a new station module, replacement of batteries and resupply of the orbiting outpost.

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    ISS023-E-051250 (23 May 2010) --- Space shuttle Atlantis is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 23 crew member on the International Space Station soon after the shuttle and station began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 10:22 a.m. (CDT) on May 23, 2010, ending a seven-day stay that saw the addition of a new station module, replacement of batteries and resupply of the orbiting outpost. A portion of a docked Russian spacecraft is visible at right.