Government IT: NASA's Atlantis Shuttle Docks With ISS for the Last Time

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-07-14
 
 
 

Arms Length

Suspended in a unique position on the end of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System, or Canadarm2, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum takes a picture during a July 12 spacewalk.

Arms Length

Shuttle Backdrop

Fossum and NASA astronaut Ron Garan spent just a little more than six and a half hours on their various tasks.

Shuttle Backdrop

Stepping Out

Fossum, Expedition 28 flight engineer, is shown in one of a series of pictures that documented the July 12 spacewalk.

Stepping Out

Floating By

STS-135 Mission Specialist Sandy Magnus navigates in the weightlessness of space, surrounded by supplies and equipment in the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module.

Floating By

Welcome Aboard

This view captures a reunion among six NASA astronauts, three Russian cosmonauts and a Japanese astronaut in the International Space Station's U.S. Node 2 known as Harmony.

Welcome Aboard

Backflip

This is one of a series of images showing various parts of space shuttle Atlantis in Earth orbit as the shuttle performed a backflip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver.

Backflip

Bahamas Shot

Atlantis is seen over the Bahamas prior to a perfect docking with the ISS. Part of a Russian Progress spacecraft that is docked to the station is in the foreground.

Bahamas Shot

Final Spacewalk

Spacewalker Mike Fossum rides on the ISS robotic arm as he carries the Robotic Refueling Mission experiment on the final scheduled spacewalk during a shuttle mission.

Final Spacewalk

Walheim and Ferguson

STS-135 Mission Specialist Rex Walheim (left) and Commander Chris Ferguson are pictured on the forward flight deck of the space shuttle Atlantis.

Walheim and Ferguson

Working in Raffaello

STS-135 Pilot Doug Hurley moves around supplies and equipment in the Raffaello Permanent Multipurpose Module during the fourth day of flight.

Working in Raffaello

Rocket Fuel