Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rare Perspectives in Space

A view of the US Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Russian Space Station Mir during STS-71 as seen by the crew of Mir in Soyuz TM-21. They temporarily undocked the Soyuz spacecraft from the cluster of Mir elements to perform a brief fly-around.


The Apollo 11 lunar module, the Moon, and the Earth. A view of the Apollo 11 lunar module "Eagle" as it returned from the surface of the Moon to dock with the command module "Columbia".

2 comments:

cybrbeast said...

Never realized how big the Shuttle was compared to the Mir.

Annom said...

Yes, it is American.

Here is a size comparison of the Space Shuttle and the Soyuz capsule, both used to bring crew to the ISS. The Shuttle can, of course, bring a much larger mass to the ISS.