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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-08-2011 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On Flight Day 13 of STS-135, the crew deployed PicoSat, or Picosatellite Solar Cell Testbed 2 (PSSC-2), the 180th and final payload deployed in shuttle history. The small, 8-pound, 5- by 5- by 10-inch solar cell demonstration satellite was equipped with several onboard megapixel cameras to capture its separation from Atlantis.

The result, as commander Chris Ferguson wrote in a tweet on Saturday, "The last picture ever taken of a shuttle in space."

buckeyecal
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posted 08-08-2011 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for buckeyecal   Click Here to Email buckeyecal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just was wondering... that would be cool if this photo was translated into a "crew patch."

Kinda of has the layout of one!

tegwilym
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posted 08-09-2011 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That photo almost looks like a painting.

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