Buy this Expedition 22 Shuttle Silhouette on Horizon space photo.
High quality Space Station picture, slide, or Duratrans backlit transparency. NASA photograph ISS022-E-062673. Wide variety of sizes. Click to see selection as Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) - February 16, 2010
Though astronauts and cosmonauts often
encounter striking scenes of Earth's limb,
this very unique image, part of a series
over Earth's colorful horizon, has the
added feature of a silhouette of the space
The image was
photographed by an Expedition 22 crew
member prior to STS-130 rendezvous and
docking operations with the International
Space Station. Docking occurred at 11:06
p.m. (CST) on Feb. 9, 2010.
outpost was at 46.9 south latitude and
80.5 west longitude, over the South
Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern
Chile with an altitude of 183 nautical
miles when the image was recorded.
orange layer is the troposphere, where all
of the weather and clouds which we
typically watch and experience are
generated and contained. This orange
layer gives way to the whitish
Stratosphere and then into the
Mesosphere. In some frames the black
color is part of a window frame rather
than the blackness of space.
Date Taken: February 9, 2010
Credits: JSC NASA