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Building ISS

The International Space Station (ISS0 is the largest human-made body in low Earth orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The first ISS component was launched in 1998. Since then, the station has been continuously built up for 19 years. Development and assembly of the station continue, with several major new elements scheduled for launch starting in 2020. The ISS consists of pressurized modules, structural trusses, solar arrays, radiators, docking ports, experiment bays, and robotic arms. Major ISS modules have been launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets and US Space Shuttles.

Beginning in the mid-1990s, the U.S. components Destiny, Unity, the Integrated Truss Structure, and the solar arrays were fabricated at the Marshall Space Flight Center and the Michoud Assembly Facility.

The Russian modules, including Zarya and Zvezda, were manufactured at the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center in Moscow. Zvezda was initially manufactured in 1985 as a component for Mir-2, but was never launched and instead became the ISS Service Module.

The European Space Agency Columbus module was manufactured at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands, along with many other contractors throughout Europe. The other ESA-built modules - Harmony, Tranquility, the Leonardo MPLM, and the Cupola - were initially manufactured at the Thales Alenia Space factory located at the Cannes Mandelieu Space Center. The structural steel hulls of the modules were transported by aircraft to the Kennedy Space Center SSPF for launch processing.

The Japanese Experiment Module Kibo, was fabricated in various technology manufacturing facilities in Japan, at the NASDA (now JAXA) Tanegashima Space Center, and the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science. The Kibo module was transported by ship and flown by aircraft to the KSC Space Station Processing Facility.

The Mobile Servicing System, consisting of the Canadarm-2 and the Dextre grapple fixture, was manufactured at various factories in Canada and the United States under contract by the Canadian Space Agency. The mobile base system, a connecting framework for Canadarm-2 mounted on rails, was built by Northrop Grumman. The Canadarm-2 and Dextre were built by MDA Space Missions.

The first module of the ISS, Zarya, was launched on 20 November 1998 on an autonomous Russian Proton rocket. It provided propulsion, attitude control, communications, electrical power, but lacked long-term life support functions. Two weeks later, a passive NASA module Unity was launched aboard Space Shuttle flight STS-88 and attached to Zarya by astronauts during EVAs. On 12 July 2000, Zvezda was launched into orbit. Preprogrammed commands onboard deployed its solar arrays and communications antenna. It then became the passive target for a rendezvous with Zarya and Unity: it maintained a station-keeping orbit while the Zarya-Unity vehicle performed the rendezvous and docking via ground control and the Russian automated rendezvous and docking system. Zarya's computer transferred control of the station to Zvezda's computer soon after docking. Zvezda added sleeping quarters, a toilet, kitchen, CO2 scrubbers, dehumidifier, oxygen generators, exercise equipment, plus data, voice and television communications with mission control. This enabled permanent habitation of the station.

Expedition 1 arrived midway between the flights of STS-92 and STS-97. These two Space Shuttle flights each added segments of the station's Integrated Truss Structure, which provided the station with Ku-band communication for US television, additional attitude support needed for the additional mass of the USOS, and substantial solar arrays supplementing the station's existing 4 solar arrays.

Over the next two years, the station continued to expand. A Soyuz-U rocket delivered the Pirs docking compartment. The Space Shuttles Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour delivered the Destiny laboratory and Quest airlock, in addition to the station's main robot arm, the Canadarm2, and several more segments of the Integrated Truss Structure.

In 2006 Atlantis delivered the station's second set of solar arrays. Several more truss segments and the third set of arrays were delivered on STS-116, STS-117, and STS-118. As a result of the major expansion of the station's power-generating capabilities, more pressurized modules could be accommodated, and the Harmony node and Columbus European laboratory were added. These were soon followed by the first two components of Kibō. In March 2009, STS-119 completed the Integrated Truss Structure with the installation of the fourth and final set of solar arrays. The final section of Kibō was delivered in July 2009 on STS-127, followed by the Russian Poisk module. The third node, Tranquility, was delivered in February 2010 during STS-130 by the Space Shuttle Endeavour, alongside the Cupola, followed in May 2010 by the penultimate Russian module, Rassvet. Rassvet was delivered by Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-132 in exchange for the Russian Proton delivery of the US-funded Zarya module in 1998. The last pressurized module of the USOS, Leonardo, was brought to the station on February 2011 on the final flight of Discovery, STS-133. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer was delivered by Endeavour on STS-134 the same year.

As of June 2011, the station consisted of 15 pressurized modules and the Integrated Truss Structure. Five modules are still to be launched, including the Nauka with the European Robotic Arm, the Uzlovoy Module, and two power modules called NEM-1 and NEM-2. As of March 2019, Russia's future primary research module Nauka is set to launch in the summer of 2020, along with the European Robotic Arm which will be able to relocate itself to different parts of the Russian modules of the station.
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S134E011517 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011517 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S134E007001 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken from Endeavour on Approach

S134E007001 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken from Endeavour on Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the shuttle Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for docking. Subj... more

S134E010593 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken during STS-134 Flyaround

S134E010593 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken during STS-134 Flyaround

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall flyaround view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour left the International Space Station (ISS) at the end of ... more

S135E011842 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

S135E011842 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the starboard (STBD) side of the International Space Station (ISS), taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (F... more

S134E010570 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken during STS-134 Flyaround

S134E010570 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken during STS-134 Flyaround

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Forward view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour backed away from the International Space Station (ISS) at the end o... more

S135E006719 - STS-135 - ISS during STS-135 Approach

S135E006719 - STS-135 - ISS during STS-135 Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-135 crewmember aboard Atlantis during the Flight Day 3 (FD3) approach for joint operations... more

S135E011789 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

S135E011789 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the forward (FWD) side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12).... more

S134E010981 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken as the Shuttle left after Undocking

S134E010981 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken as the Shuttle left after Un...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken from a Flight Deck window at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 Date T... more

S134E011520 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011520 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S134E007000 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken from Endeavour on Approach

S134E007000 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken from Endeavour on Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the shuttle Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for docking. Subj... more

S135E011918 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011918 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the port side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12). Subject... more

S135E011865 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011865 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the zenith and starboard (STBD) sides of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight... more

S134E006909 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken from Endeavour on Approach

S134E006909 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken from Endeavour on Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the shuttle Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for docking. Subj... more

S134E011423 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011423 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S135E011928 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011928 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the port side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12). Subject... more

S135E006798 - STS-135 - ISS Segments during STS-135 Approach

S135E006798 - STS-135 - ISS Segments during STS-135 Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Nadir and aft view of the Kibo Japanese Experiment Module (JEM), Pressurized Mating Adapter 2 (PMA-2), Harmony Node 2, Columbus European Laboratory, ... more

S134E011410 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011410 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S135E011892 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011892 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the zenith side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12). Subje... more

S135E006724 - STS-135 - ISS Segments during STS-135 Approach

S135E006724 - STS-135 - ISS Segments during STS-135 Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Nadir view of the Leonardo Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), Quest Airlock (A/L), Pressurized Mating Adapter 1 (PMA-1), the docked Soyuz TMA-02M s... more

S135E006697 - STS-135 - ISS during STS-135 Approach

S135E006697 - STS-135 - ISS during STS-135 Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-135 crewmember aboard Atlantis during the Flight Day 3 (FD3) approach for joint operations... more

S134E010998 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken as the Shuttle left after Undocking

S134E010998 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken as the Shuttle left after Un...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken from a Flight Deck window at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 Date T... more

S134E010572 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken during STS-134 Flyaround

S134E010572 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken during STS-134 Flyaround

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Forward view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour backed away from the International Space Station (ISS) at the end o... more

S135E011852 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of Rotated ISS

S135E011852 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of Rotated ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the starboard (STBD) side of the International Space Station (ISS), taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (F... more

S134E006567 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Approach

S134E006567 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Appro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for joint operatio... more

S134E010773 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken during STS-134 Flyaround

S134E010773 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken during STS-134 Flyaround

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour left the ISS at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS... more

S134E010146 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken afer STS-134 Undocking

S134E010146 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken afer STS-134 Undocki...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the shuttle Endeavour. Photo taken after undocking. Sub... more

S135E011765 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS after STS-135 Undocking

S135E011765 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS after STS-135 Undocking

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the forward (FWD) side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12).... more

S135E006791 - STS-135 - ISS Segments during STS-135 Approach

S135E006791 - STS-135 - ISS Segments during STS-135 Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Nadir and aft view of the Zarya Functional Cargo Block (FGB), the Progress 42P spacecraft docked to Pirs Docking Compartment (DC1), Zvezda Service Mod... more

S135E011933 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011933 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the port side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12). Subject... more

S134E011539 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011539 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S135E011779 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

S135E011779 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the forward (FWD) side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12).... more

S135E011766 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS after STS-135 Undocking

S135E011766 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS after STS-135 Undocking

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the forward (FWD) side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12).... more

S135E011783 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

S135E011783 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the forward (FWD) side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12).... more

S134E006911 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken from Endeavour on Approach

S134E006911 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken from Endeavour on Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the shuttle Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for docking. Subj... more

S134E010982 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken as the Shuttle left after Undocking

S134E010982 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken as the Shuttle left after Un...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken from a Flight Deck window at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 Date T... more

S134E011538 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011538 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S134E010983 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken as the Shuttle left after Undocking

S134E010983 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken as the Shuttle left after Un...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken from a Flight Deck window at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 Date T... more

S134E011556 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011556 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S134E011418 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011418 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S135E011864 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of Rotated ISS

S135E011864 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of Rotated ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the starboard (STBD) side of the International Space Station (ISS), taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (F... more

S135E011904 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011904 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the zenith side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12). Subje... more

S135E011866 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011866 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the zenith and starboard (STBD) sides of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight... more

S135E006722 - STS-135 - ISS Segments during STS-135 Approach

S135E006722 - STS-135 - ISS Segments during STS-135 Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Nadir view of the Destiny U.S. Laboratory, Dextre Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator (SPDM), Canadarm2 Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSR... more

S134E011526 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011526 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S134E011521 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011521 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S135E011902 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011902 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the zenith side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12). Subje... more

S134E011454 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011454 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall underexposed view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Ter... more

S135E011879 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011879 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the zenith and starboard (STBD) sides of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight... more

S135E011819 - STS-135 - Partial View of ISS After STS-135 Undocking

S135E011819 - STS-135 - Partial View of ISS After STS-135 Undocking

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of a portion of the forward (FWD) and starboard (STBD) sides of the International Space Station (ISS), taken aboard Atlantis after undoc... more

S134E006590 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Approach

S134E006590 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Appro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for joint operatio... more

S135E011807 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

S135E011807 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the forward (FWD) and starboard (STBD) sides of the International Space Station (ISS), taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-1... more

S135E011772 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS after STS-135 Undocking

S135E011772 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS after STS-135 Undocking

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the forward (FWD) side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12).... more

S135E011905 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011905 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the zenith side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12). Subje... more

S134E010988 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken as the Shuttle left after Undocking

S134E010988 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken as the Shuttle left after Un...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken from a Flight Deck window at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 Date T... more

S134E006910 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken from Endeavour on Approach

S134E006910 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken from Endeavour on Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the shuttle Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for docking. Subj... more

S135E011883 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011883 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the zenith and starboard (STBD) sides of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight... more

S135E011930 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011930 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the port side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12). Subject... more

S135E011935 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011935 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the port side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12). Subject... more

S135E011813 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

S135E011813 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the forward (FWD) and starboard (STBD) sides of the International Space Station (ISS), taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-1... more

S135E006741 - STS-135 - ISS Segments during STS-135 Approach

S135E006741 - STS-135 - ISS Segments during STS-135 Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Nadir and forward (FWD) view of the Progress 42P spacecraft docked to Pirs Docking Compartment (DC1), Zvezda Service Module (SM), and the docked Progr... more

S134E006587 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Approach

S134E006587 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Appro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for joint operatio... more

S134E006582 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Approach

S134E006582 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Appro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for joint operatio... more

S134E006579 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Approach

S134E006579 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Appro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for joint operatio... more

S134E011459 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011459 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall underexposed view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Ter... more

S135E006753 - STS-135 - ISS Segments during STS-135 Approach

S135E006753 - STS-135 - ISS Segments during STS-135 Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Nadir and forward (FWD) view of the Destiny U.S. Laboratory, Leonardo Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), Quest Airlock (A/L), the docked Soyuz TMA-... more

S134E011550 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011550 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S134E011573 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011573 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S135E011875 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011875 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the zenith and starboard (STBD) sides of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight... more

S134E011055 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011055 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the shuttle Endeavour as it leaves the ISS at the end of ... more

S135E011888 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011888 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the zenith and starboard (STBD) sides of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight... more

S135E011962 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011962 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the port and nadir sides of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12... more

S135E011969 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011969 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the port and nadir sides of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12... more

S134E011536 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011536 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S134E006570 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Approach

S134E006570 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Appro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for joint operatio... more

S135E011849 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

S135E011849 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the starboard (STBD) side of the International Space Station (ISS), taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (F... more

S135E011782 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

S135E011782 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the forward (FWD) side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12).... more

S134E011562 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011562 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S135E011925 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011925 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the port side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12). Subject... more

S135E011949 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011949 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the port and nadir sides of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12... more

S134E011466 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011466 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S135E011787 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

S135E011787 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the forward (FWD) side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12).... more

S134E006577 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Approach

S134E006577 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Appro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for joint operatio... more

S135E011885 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011885 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the zenith and starboard (STBD) sides of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight... more

S135E011944 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011944 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the port side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12). Subject... more

S135E006789 - STS-135 - Port Side of ISS during STS-135 Approach

S135E006789 - STS-135 - Port Side of ISS during STS-135 Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Nadir and aft view of the port side of the International Space Station (ISS). Image was taken by an STS-135 crewmember aboard Atlantis during the Flight... more

S134E010148 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken afer STS-134 Undocking

S134E010148 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken afer STS-134 Undocki...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the shuttle Endeavour. Photo taken after undocking. Sub... more

S135E011967 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011967 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the port and nadir sides of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12... more

S134E006923 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken from Endeavour on Approach

S134E006923 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken from Endeavour on Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the shuttle Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for docking. Subj... more

S135E011874 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011874 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the zenith and starboard (STBD) sides of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight... more

S134E010147 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken afer STS-134 Undocking

S134E010147 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken afer STS-134 Undocki...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the shuttle Endeavour. Photo taken after undocking. Sub... more

S135E011844 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

S135E011844 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the starboard (STBD) side of the International Space Station (ISS), taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (F... more

S134E006592 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Approach

S134E006592 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS taken during STS-134 Appro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for joint operatio... more

S134E006919 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken from Endeavour on Approach

S134E006919 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken from Endeavour on Approach

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the International Space Station (ISS) taken by an STS-134 crew member on board the shuttle Endeavour as it approaches the ISS for docking. Subj... more

S134E011554 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011554 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more

S134E010979 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken as the Shuttle left after Undocking

S134E010979 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken as the Shuttle left after Un...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken from a Flight Deck window at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 Date T... more

S135E011961 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011961 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the port and nadir sides of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12... more

S134E010771 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken during STS-134 Flyaround

S134E010771 - STS-134 - View of ISS taken during STS-134 Flyaround

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour left the ISS at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS... more

S135E011839 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

S135E011839 - STS-135 - View of ISS as it Rotates 90 Degrees

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the starboard (STBD) side of the International Space Station (ISS), taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (F... more

S135E011915 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

S135E011915 - STS-135 - Flyaround View of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Flyaround view of the port side of the International Space Station (ISS) taken aboard Atlantis after undocking on STS-135 Flight Day 12 (FD12). Subject... more

S134E011576 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

S134E011576 - STS-134 - Overall view of ISS

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Overall view of the International Space Station (ISS) taken as the shuttle Endeavour leaves at the end of the STS-134 mission. Subject Terms: STS-134 ... more