ISS and Atlantis against the Sun

ISS and Atlantis against the Sun

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Caption: ISS and Atlantis against the Sun. Silhouette of the Space Shuttle Atlantis (left) performing the rendezvous pitch manoeuvre, R-bar pitch manoeuvre, RPM) on its approach to the International Space Station (ISS, right), as they transit in front of the Sun. This image was taken at 13:28:55s (UT) on 16th May 2010, about 50 minutes before the shuttle docked, from a vantage point near Madrid, Spain.

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