ISS In Orbit
This image of the International Space Station (ISS) was taken on December 9, 2000 by the crew of Space Shuttle Endeavour during mission STS-97. This is one of the first images of the entire station with its new solar array panels deployed. Before separation, the shuttle and space station had been docked to one another for 6 days, 23 hours and 13 minutes. Undocking took place 235 statute miles above the border of Kazakhstan and China. When Endeavour made its final separation burn, the orbiter and the space station were near the northeastern coast of South America.
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