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This picture was taken on February 16, 2001, by the crew of the ISS. The crew took the picture of the underside of the shuttle as the shuttle pulled away from the ISS. The picture was taken with a digital camera.
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Coming Home from the ISS
News story originally written on February 21, 2001

The Atlantis shuttle came home to Earth yesterday. Atlantis had gone to visit the International Space Station (ISS). Atlantis took 5 astronauts and the Destiny laboratory to the International Space Station (ISS). The crew of Atlantis helped the ISS crew to connect the Destiny laboratory to the ISS. Everything was a big success!

The Discovery shuttle will visit the ISS in March. The Discovery shuttle will bring the 2nd crew to the ISS. These team members are Yury Usachev, James Voss and Susan Helms. The Discovery shuttle will then give the 1st ISS crew a ride home! The 1st crew of the ISS, Yuri P. Gidzenko, Sergei K. Krikalev and William M. Shepherd, have been aboard the station since. I'm sure by March, they will be glad to come home to Earth where they can get a pizza or a burger whenever they want!

Last modified February 20, 2001 by Jennifer Bergman.

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