The PJ Tatler

Discovery docks and a historic photo may follow

Discovery successfully docked with the International Space Station today.  Right now there are spacecraft from Russia, Japan and the European Space Agency docked along with Discovery.    Later in the mission, an amazing and historic photo opportunity might happen.  If all goes well and everyone concurs, crewmembers will undock one of the Russian Soyuz capsules, back away from the ISS, and take a photograph of Discovery, the remaining Soyuz and all of the other spacecraft docked at the ISS.  With the Shuttle’s retirement in a few months, there will never be a repeat.  Of course in space, simple tasks don’t exist.  So whether the photo is attempted remains to be seen.