Saturday, May 16, 2009

Amazing photos of space shuttle & space station against the sun

In this image released by NASA, the space shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble Space Telescope are seen in silhouette (lower left hand corner of the Sun disk), side by side in this solar transit image made at 12:17EDT/16:17GMT, on May 13, 2009, from west of Vero Beach, Florida. The two spaceships were at an altitude of 600 km and they zipped across the sun in only 0.8 seconds.


The NASA space shuttle Atlantis is seen in silhouette from a solar transit image as it moves in space with the sun in background, in this image made May 12, 2009, from Florida and released by NASA May 14. This image was made before Atlantis and the crew of STS-125 had grappled the Hubble Space Telescope.

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