Fincke and Garan Performing Maintenance Work Aboard the ISS
NASA astronauts Michael Fincke (bottom), STS-134 mission specialist; and Ron Garan, Expedition 28 flight engineer, perform maintenance on the Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly in the Air Revitalization 2 rack in the Tranquility node of the International Space Station. This work took place on May 24, 2011 (Flight Day 9).
Il Tricolore in Space
Inside the International Space Station (ISS), European Space Agency astronauts Paolo Nespoli (left) and Roberto Vittori unfurl the Italian flag during an Earth-to-space phone tag-up with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. The conversation took place on May 23, 2011 (Flight Day 8).
Endeavour Outside the International Space Station
A portion of the docked space shuttle Endeavour appears through a Cupola window of the International Space Station. Earth's horizon and the blackness of space provide the backdrop for the scene on May 23, 2011 (Flight Day 8).
ISS Solar Array
The International Space Station solar array panels and a blue and white part of Earth are featured in this image photographed by an STS-134 crew member onboard the station, on May 21, 2011 (Flight Day 6).
Wearing an Extravehicuar Mobility Unit Suit
NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Michael Fincke (not visible), both STS-134 mission specialists, get prepared for the mission's second spacewalk onboard the International Space Station (ISS), on May 22, 2011 (Flight Day 7).
Prepping for a Spacewalk
Wearing an Extravehicular Mobility Unit spacesuit, NASA astronauts Michael Fincke and Andrew Feustel (not visible), both STS-134 mission specialists, get prepared for the mission's second spacewalk onboard the International Space Station (ISS), on May 22, 2011 (Flight Day 7).
Breaking Bread, So to Speak
A cosmonaut and two astronauts representing three different organziations but the same International Space Station expedition crew, share one of their final meals with other station and shuttle crew members onboard the outpost, currently docked with the space shuttle Endeavour, on May 21, 2011 (Flight Day 6).
Astronaut Greg Chamitoff Completes the Mission's First EVA
NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff, STS-134 mission specialist, nears the completion of his role in the mission's first session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 19-minute spacewalk, Chamitoff and NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel (not visible) retrieved long-duration materials exposure experiments and installed another, installed a light on one of the station's rail line handcarts, made preparations for adding ammonia to a cooling loop and installed an antenna for the External Wireless Communication system, on May 20, 2011 (Flight Day 5).
STS-134 Docked at the International Space Station
The powerful Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS) is visible at center left. The blackness of space and Earth's horizon provide the backdrop for the scene, on May 20, 2011 (Flight Day 5 of the STS-134 shuttle mission).
4 Spaceships, 1 Photo
This stunning photo taken by Endeavour shuttle astronaut Greg Chamitoff shows four different spaceships linked together in orbit. At the far left is Endeavour, while Russia's Soyuz capsule "Yuri Gagarin" is perched at a rooftop docking port on the International Space Station. The X-shaped solar arrays of Europe's unmanned ATV-2 Johannes Kepler spacecraft round out the fleet at a far right docking port.
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