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Space Shuttle Endeavour Flight Deck (Powered-Down) by National Geographic

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National Geographic National Geographic
Explore score
3.64 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 06, 2012
Date taken
Feb 29, 2012
astrophotography, photojournalism

Space Shuttle Endeavour is named after the ship that carried Captain James Cook to Tahiti for observations of the 1769 transit of Venus, the reasoning behind its British spelling. This orbiter, the fifth and final built for the space shuttle program, was constructed from structural spare parts to replace Challenger after her loss in the 1986 launch accident. Endeavour still came with a US$2.2 billion price tag and was delivered to NASA in May of 1991. For the next twenty years she flew twenty-five missions, half dedicated to the construction of the International Space Station.

This view shows Endeavour’s Flight Deck powered-down and lit with external lighting.

Photographer: Jon Brack
www.jonbrack.com Will open in a new tab or window
Image composed of 672 frames shot with a Canon 5D Mark II, 105mm, ISO 200, 1.0 second exposure at f/10.

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