Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Diversion to Space


This really has nothing to do with my blog, but  I thought this was an incredible photo issued by NASA today.  It is a picture of one of the last Space Shuttle flights, Endeavor, docked with the International Space Station.  Who took the picture?




Apparently there were astronauts leaving the station on the Soyuz right after the Shuttle docked.  They were able to take this one of a kind photo on their way home.

4 comments:

Rob From Amersfoort said...

What a great picture (made by an Italian astronaut BTW). And what a nice blog you have made!

mary said...

Thanks, Rob, for the kind support!

Nate Maas said...

That's a neat photo. I wonder what kind of camera he was using.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Paolo Nespoli used a Nikon D3X (with a 24-120mm lens) (worth about $8000). Since at the Soyuz the astronauts have to shed excess baggage the Nikon was thrown away into space (where it eventually will burn up when it enters the Earth’s atmosphere). See this blog.