Unprecedented Image of Space Shuttle Released

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This first ever image showing a space shuttle docked to the International Space Station was released on June 7, 2011.

The International Space Station is seen with the docked space shuttle Endeavour in this photo provided by NASA. Taken on May 23, 2011, and released June 7, 2011, the photo by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz TMA-20 following its undocking is the first-ever image of a space shuttle docked to the International Space Station.

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