Discovery approaching the ISS, STS-133

Discovery approaching the ISS, STS-133

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Caption: Discovery (centre) approaching the International Space Station (ISS) during mission STS-133. Already docked at upper centre is a Russian Progress spacecraft. These manoeuvres took place on 26 February 2011, with docking occuring at 19:14 UTC. Discovery was part of NASA's Space Shuttle program. It flew 39 missions over a period of 26 years, being retired from service in March 2011. STS-133 was its final mission, taking place from 24 February to 9 March 2011. Photographed from a viewing port by an ISS Expedition 26 crew member.

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