Earth from Space: shuttle Endeavour

With Earth on the left, a saucer-shaped satellite is held out away from the space shuttle Endeavour at the end of its jointed shuttle arm before being released early Monday, Sept. 11, 1995. The Wake Shield Facility, a 12-foot steel disk shown in this image from NASA video, will fly free for two days before being its scheduled pickup by Endeavour Wednesday after manufacturing seven high-quality semiconductor films.

( NASA / September 11, 1995 )

With Earth on the left, a saucer-shaped satellite is held out away from the space shuttle Endeavour at the end of its jointed shuttle arm before being released early Monday, Sept. 11, 1995. The Wake Shield Facility, a 12-foot steel disk shown in this image from NASA video, will fly free for two days before being its scheduled pickup by Endeavour Wednesday after manufacturing seven high-quality semiconductor films.

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