For the last time, the US Space Shuttle has approached the International Space Station (ISS). Following a dramatic launch from Cape Canaveral last week that was witnessed by an estimated one million people, Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-135 lifted a small crew to a welcome rendezvous three days ago with the orbiting station. Pictured above, Atlantis rises toward the ISS with its cargo bay doors open, showing a gleaming metallic Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module. Over 200 kilometers below lie the cool blue waters of planet Earth. The much-anticipated last glide back to Earth for the Space Shuttle is currently scheduled for next Thursday, July 21.  Credit: ISS Expedition 28 Crew, NASA #nasa #sts135 #space
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  • nasagoddardFor the last time, the US Space Shuttle has approached the International Space Station (ISS). Following a dramatic launch from Cape Canaveral last week that was witnessed by an estimated one million people, Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-135 lifted a small crew to a welcome rendezvous three days ago with the orbiting station. Pictured above, Atlantis rises toward the ISS with its cargo bay doors open, showing a gleaming metallic Raffaello Multi-Purpose Logistics Module. Over 200 kilometers below lie the cool blue waters of planet Earth. The much-anticipated last glide back to Earth for the Space Shuttle is currently scheduled for next Thursday, July 21. Credit: ISS Expedition 28 Crew, NASA #nasa #sts135 #space

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  • retlaw_ehcNice view!!!
  • colinfanningSo beautiful. ...What's the island below it? Anyone know?
  • strungarugheorgheI wanto live there on the island)))
  • mayrooohI love nasa
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  • austin2574Truly amazing
  • nadyaharyWow. No one like this hiper super mega beautiful
  • rachellenaesterlineI can't wait:))
  • aariel_Breathtaking ..truly amazing
  • gibbo5150Awesome!!
  • britt.n.cVery cool
  • mrmaluThat's just ...... Words cannot describe
  • peter_osheaI want to go to space!
  • kawauson…Cool‼
  • hiedeeeHow I wish I was there!
  • dayfall@aria_ashley good place for a drink
  • aria_ashley@dayfall agreed. Outter space would be a fitting place for us to hang out 😉
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