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View of the "handshake" of the SLP between the SSRMS and RMS during STS-100

2001-04-28

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S100-E-5898 (28 April 2001) --- A STS-100 crew member with a digital still camera recorded this image of an historical event through an overhead window on the aft flight deck of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. A Canadian “handshake in space” occurred at 4:02 p.m (CDT), April 28, 2001, as the Canadian-built space station robotic arm – operated by Expedition Two flight engineer Susan J. Helms –transferred its launch cradle over to Endeavour’s robotic arm, with Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris A. Hadfield at the controls. The exchange of the pallet from station arm to shuttle arm marked the first ever robotic-to-robotic transfer in space.

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  • Title: View of the "handshake" of the SLP between the SSRMS and RMS during STS-100
  • Date Created: 2001-04-28
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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