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An Expedition 26 crew member used a fish-eye lens attached to an electronic still camera to capture this image of the docked space shuttle Discovery (STS-133) and its remote manipulator system/orbiter boom sensor system (RMS/OBSS), the newly-installed Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) and the Canadian-built Dextre, also known as the Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator (SPDM). The blackness of space and Earth’s horizon provide the backdrop for the scene.
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An Expedition 26 crew member used a fish-eye lens attached to an electronic still camera to capture this image of the docked space shuttle Discovery (STS-133) and its remote manipulator system/orbiter boom sensor system (RMS/OBSS), the newly-installed Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) and the Canadian-built Dextre, also known as the Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator (SPDM). The blackness of space and Earth’s horizon provide the backdrop for the scene.

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An orbital sunrise brightens this view of space shuttle Discovery’s vertical stabilizer, orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods, docking mechanism, remote manipulator system/orbiter boom sensor system (RMS/OBSS) and payload bay photographed by an STS-133 crew member on the shuttle during flight day 12 activities.
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Nikon D3s
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An orbital sunrise brightens this view of space shuttle Discovery’s vertical stabilizer, orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods, docking mechanism, remote manipulator system/orbiter boom sensor system (RMS/OBSS) and payload bay photographed by an STS-133 crew member on the shuttle during flight day 12 activities.

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The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home takes off from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at about 7 a.m. EDT. In the background is the 525-foot-tall Vehicle Assembly Building and NASA’s new mobile launcher. The aircraft, known as an SCA, is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.Photo credit: (NASA/Glenn Benson)

The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home flies over the 525-foot-tall Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo took off from Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility at about 7 a.m. EDT. The aircraft, known as an SCA, is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites. NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

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