Canadarm2 Reaches Across The Night Skies of Earth

Canadarm2 is visible over an Earth mostly shrouded in darkness.

The station’s primary robotic arm is used for an array of tasks, including grappling with visiting spacecraft and maneuvering spacewalking astronauts around the complex.

ISS044E098918 (09/10/2015) Larger image.  Credit: NASA.

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About Keith Cowing

Keith Cowing
Is trained as a biologist (M.A. and B.A. degrees) and has a multidisciplinary background with experience and expertise that ranges from spacecraft payload integration and biomedical peer review to freelance writing and website authoring. He is the founder of NASA Watch and co-founder of the Astrobiology Web and SpaceRef.

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