SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Moon Shadow, Shock Wave, More

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Moon Shadow, Shock Wave, More
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Kennedy Space Center, Florida, June 22, 2009--Workers secure the hatch to the multipurpose logistics module Leonardo, one of three giant pressurized "moving vans" used to ferry cargo to and from the International Space Station via NASA's space shuttles.

Built by the Italian Space Agency in the late 1990s, the 21- by 15-foot (6.4- by 4.6-meter) Leonardo--named after da Vinci--is designed to temporarily dock with the station. During the next shuttle mission, slated to begin August 18, Leonardo will carry racks for storage and science experiments.
—Photograph by Jim Grossman, courtesy NASA
 
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