STS106-349-002 (8-20 September 2000) ---
This unique picture captures a number of
elements illustrating the busy agenda of the STS-106 astronauts in Earth orbit.
The cabin of the Space Shuttle
Atlantis, its remote manipulator system (RMS) arm in operational mode, as well as part of the International Space Station are included in the 35mm frame.
Cosmonaut Yuri I. Malenchenko, representing the Russian Aviation and Space Agency, and astronaut Edward T. Lu
performed a busy space walk in excess of six hours as part of the effort to ready
the station for its soon-to-arrive inhabitants.