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

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Thanks to all of the readers who suggested an explanation.

"Last week's image shows Daimler-Benz Aerospace's concept robotic inspector. Free flying it would support astronaut operations. Its maiden flight was planned for 1996. It was developed by DASA's space infrastructure division."