Photos: Shuttle crew hangs out in space

Photos: Shuttle crew hangs out in space

Summary: Astronauts test out a new arm and check NASA's space shuttle Discovery for possible damage during launch.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • Debris

    More than 100 high-definition, digital, film and video cameras scrutinized the Discovery launch and found that very small pieces of material in the shuttle assembly fall off. Here's a piece of debris caught falling off at liftoff (red arrow).

  • Underside

    An inspection of Discovery was planned even before the small pieces of debris were detected falling from the shuttle during launch. After examining the photos, NASA scientists downplayed any danger to the shuttle.

  • International Space Station

    Discovery brings 28,000 pounds of equipment and supplies--plus a third crew member--to the International Space Station. In this photo from Discovery, you can see the solar arrays and two Russian spacecraft already docked to the space station.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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