Space Shuttle Endeavour, ISS and an Eruption on the Sun: Photo, Video


A very cool shot of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the ISS has just been released.

NASA writes:

"Usually, pictures of the shuttle, taken from space, are snapped from the space station. Commonly, pictures of the space station are snapped from the shuttle. How, then, can there be a picture of both the shuttle and the station together, taken from space? The answer is that during the Space Shuttle Endeavour's last trip to the International Space Station two weeks ago, a supply ship departed the station with astronauts that captured a series of rare views. The supply ship was the Russian Soyuz TMA-20 which landed in Kazakhstan later that day. The above spectacular image well captures the relative sizes of the station and docked shuttle. Far below, clouds of Earth are seen above a blue sea."

Click to enlarge.

In other space related news, a spectacular eruption on the Sun was recorded this week.

Check out the video, AFTER THE JUMP...


Posted June 8, 2011 at 11:20am ETC by Andy Towle
in News, Space