The first piece of what would become the space station--the Russian-built FGB, also called Zarya--lifted off from Earth on November 20, 1998. Looking something like a beetle in flight, the Zarya is seen here two weeks later from the approaching space shuttle Endeavour, which would deliver the second piece, the Unity module.
December 1, 2008 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: NASA
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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