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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 landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California on February 20, 2001, at 2:33 p.m. CST. The shuttle was supposed to land at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, but the weather just wasn't cooperating! Atlantis carried 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 space station in early March. The Discovery shuttle will bring the 2nd crew for 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 November 2, 2000. I'm sure by early March, they will be anxious to come home to Earth where they can grab a hot shower and a pizza whenever they want!

Last modified February 20, 2001 by Jennifer Bergman.

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