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View of the ISS as Atlantis makes its closing fly around during STS-106

2000-09-18

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S106-E-5318 (18 September 2000) --- Backdropped against Earth's horizon, the International Space Station (ISS) is seen following its undocking with the Space Shuttle Atlantis. After accomplishing all mission objectives in outfitting the station for the first resident crew, the seven astronauts and cosmonauts undocked at 3:46 GMT on Sept. 18 over Russia near the northeastern portion of Ukraine. When Atlantis was at a safe distance from the station, about 450 feet, astronaut Scott D. Altman, pilot, performed a 90-minute, double-loop fly around to enable the crew to document the station�s exterior. He fired Atlantis� jets one final time to separate from the station at 5:35 (GMT) September 18.

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  • Title: View of the ISS as Atlantis makes its closing fly around during STS-106
  • Date Created: 2000-09-18
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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