Government IT: Atlantis Shuttle's Final Flight in Space Nears End
Through Astronauts Eyes
This image shows the International Space Station with Atlantis docked on the right and a Russian Soyuz on the far left.
Hanging Out in Space
With his feet secured on a restraint on the space station remote manipulator system's robotic arm, or Canadarm2, NASA astronaut Ron Garan carries the pump module.
Old Glory in Orbit
The crews of STS-135 and Expedition 28 float on the ISS with a U.S. flag that was flown on the first space shuttle mission, STS-1, in 1981.
In this view of the ISS cupola, a variety of modules and components of the station showcase the contributions of the many nations making up some of the international partnerships behind the space station.
The Expedition 28 crew and the STS-135 Atlantis astronauts take a break from a busy day in space to pose for a portrait aboard the orbiting complex's Kibo laboratory of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
Southern Lights on Display
One of the STS-135 Atlantis crew members took this photo of the Southern Lights, or Aurora Australis, while visiting the ISS.
Managing the Cargo
On Atlantis' middeck, mission specialists Rex Walheim and Sandy Magnus discuss the large tasks of moving supplies on the joint shuttle/ISS complex during flight Day 6 for the four shuttle crew members.
Shuttle Spacewalks Completed
Following the 6-hour, 31-minute spacewalk of NASA astronauts Ron Garan (top left) and Mike Fossum (top right), five members of the joint shuttle-station crew pose for photographs in the Quest airlock of the ISS.
One of the final meals shared between shuttle and station crews has been called "The All-American Meal."
An Amazing View
This panoramic view was photographed from the ISS toward Earth, looking past space shuttle Atlantis' docked cargo bay and part of the station, including a solar array panel.