This week's picture is from a series of unique pictures from the Flight International spaceflight archive, which goes back to the very beginning of the space age.

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  Space flight picture of the week

Spaceflight pic 19 dec 2006


spaceflight pic


Thanks to Marc Passy and Frank Fischer who correctly identified that last week’s image shows the core module os Mir Space station module being inspected, February 1986