Shortly before the Orbiter Endeavour
undocked from the space station one last time in late May 2011, astronaut Paolo Nespoli was in a Soyuz capsule about to return back to Earth. However, before they left, he and his fellow travelers circled the ISS complex and took a series of gorgeous pictures
from just about 200 meters away. This maneuver was done at the request of NASA, knowing this was the last time Endeavour
and the ISS would be seen together from up close. It was a lovely farewell gesture, and produced a bittersweet photo album of the moment.
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