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General Description: 
STS-76 Shuttle Mission Imagery
Description: 
STS076-E-5194 (25 March 1996) --- This view, taken from one of the Space Shuttle Atlantis' overhead windows with an Electronic Still Camera (ESC), shows part of Russia's Mir Space Station backdropped over the Sahara Desert. The two spacecraft docked some 30 hours earlier, with the two crews of astronauts and cosmonauts greeting and exchanging gifts in the Mir Base Block Module, near foreground. At the upper right corner edge is a small section of the Docking Module (DM) which was delivered on the previous STS-74 Atlantis mission.
image id: 
Photo-s76e5194
facet_what: 
Electronic Still Camera
facet_what: 
Russian Mir Space Station
facet_what: 
Space Shuttle Orbiter
facet_where: 
Russia
facet_when: 
25 March 1996
facet_when_year: 
1996
UID: 
SPD-SPFLT-Photo-s76e5194
original url: 
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-76/html/s76e5194.html