Spaceships dock

by Matthew Cobb

Some more fantastic photos from the International Space Station. These shots show the unmanned European Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) spacecraft, “Edoardo Amaldi”, closing in on the ISS. Photos by astronaut Don Pettit.

via my mate Steve Brown, aka @CaractacusPotty



  1. Brian Dennis
    Posted March 29, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    is that the “Blue Danube Waltz” I hear in the background?

    • Bruce S. Springsteen
      Posted March 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

      More like “Bolero.” Hey, ATV and ISS, get a room!

  2. JohnnieCanuck
    Posted March 29, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Since that isn’t the beam of a searchlight mounted on the ISS, it must mean that a thruster is being fired.

    Strange that they would move a mountain to accommodate a mouse.

  3. Zugswang
    Posted March 30, 2012 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Was anyone else’s first thought: “Gee, that looks an awful lot like the Space Core from Portal 2.”

  4. Grania Spingies
    Posted March 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Real life looks more and more like science fiction. Those are wonderful photos 🙂

  5. Elu
    Posted March 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    To me it looks like science fiction from the 80’s 🙂

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