View of the Is during flyaround, 1999.
© National Aeronautics & Space Administration / Science & Society
Backdropped against white clouds and blue ocean waters, the International Space Station (Is) moves away from the Space Shuttle 'Discovery'. The US built Unity node and the Rusian built Zarya or FGB module, with solar array panels deployed, were joined during a December 1998 mision. A portion of the work performed on the 30 May space walk by the astronauts Tamara E Jernigan and Daniel T Barry is evident at various points on the Is, including the installation of the Rusian built crane, called Strela.