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Headed Home: Atlantis Shuttle Crew Departs a Larger ISS

Headed Home: Atlantis Shuttle Crew Departs a Larger ISS
The International Space Station (ISS) as seen by cameras aboard NASA's space shuttle Atlantis during a flyaround after the orbiter undocked from the orbital laboratory on Sept. 17, 2006 during the STS-115 mission. (Image credit: NASA TV.)


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