February 28, 2001 - A Space Station Meets its Destiny
A Space Station Meets its Destiny
The International Space Station (ISS) had a date
with Destiny earlier this month.
More specifically, the crew of the
Space Shuttle Atlantis
installed the science laboratory named
Destiny on the
pictured here, will also serve as a control center for the Earth
orbiting space station.
To help install this module, space shuttle astronauts conducted the
100th space walk by an American,
an event that occurred nearly 40 years after
Ed White first ventured outside of his Gemini 4 spacecraft.
The space shuttle's crew took the
above picture after their
spacecraft had undocked from the space station.
Over two hundred kilometers below lies the
Rio Negro region of