STS-134 ENDEAVOUR, ATV-2 JOHANNES KEPLER & ISS FROM TMA-20

STS-134 ENDEAVOUR, ATV-2 JOHANNES KEPLER & ISS FROM TMA-20

STS-134 ENDEAVOUR, ATV-2 JOHANNES KEPLER & ISS FROM TMA-20

May 23, 2011:
Shortly after undocking the TMA-20 Soyuz spacecraft “Varangian” from the ISS’s Rassvet module; Expedition 27 astronaut Paolo Nespoli (ESA), from a distance of about 200 meters snaps these incredible images as well as video of the International Space Station (ISS), Space Shuttle Endeavour and ESA’s ATV-2.
STS-134 Space Shuttle Endeavour was docked to the Harmony module for OV-105’s final mission (ULF6). Opposite the shuttle, ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-2 (ATV-2) “Johannes Kepler” cargo spacecraft can be seen docked to the Zvezda module. The entire shoot lasted approximately 30 minutes and during the shoot the ISS executed a 130 degree maneuver to change the angle of the images.

Onboard TMA-20 was Expedition 27 Commander; cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman.

NASA International Space Station (ISS), Expedition 27 (Exp. 27) image page with these photos (last few pages): http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-27/ndxpage59.html

European Space Agency (ESA) images of this event: https://www.flickr.com/photos/europeanspaceagency/sets/72157626913126676/

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