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 picture of the week 17 november 2006


Spaceflight picture of the week: 10 Nov 2006


Thanks to everybody who suggested an explanation for last week’s image.  It shows Astronauts Fred Haise and Gordon Fullerton next to Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise following the first successful manned captive flight conducted at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, 18 June 1977.  The flight of the combined 747/ Orbiter lasted 55 minutes during which a series of checks were successfully carried out.

Source: Flight International